Foot Baths on Hot Springs Mountain – Hot Springs, Arkansas

Mailed from Hot Springs, Arkansas to Three Oaks, Michigan on January 1, 1906:

A happy new year from Wm. and Bertha

Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co.

Fire at Stern’s Residence – August 5, 1906

Fire at Stern's Residence - Middletown, New York

Taken from The Sun newspaper on August 6, 1906:

Middletown, N.Y, Aug, 5 – Fire this morning practically destroyed the residence of Lehman Stern, on Highland Avenue, the wealthiest section of the city. Adjoining were the houses of Edson G. Lavidge and Mrs. James Morton, formerly of New York. Each of these residences is valued at over $100,000, and they were only saved from destruction by the fact that there was practically no wind blowing. The Stern residence was in course of construction and was valued at $50,000. The house would have been ready for occupancy in three weeks time. There is only $20,000 insurance. Mr. Stern says that he will sue the city for damages resulting from lack of fire protection.

Fifth and Broadway – Gary, Indiana

This is a series of three postcards published in 1910 showing the corner of Fifth and Broadway in Gary, Indiana.

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The first card shows the intersection in 1906.

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The second card, featuring the intersection in 1908, shows how much Gary boomed in just two years.

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The final card, complete with a touched-up portrayal of Halley’s Comet, shows the now thriving town complete with electric lights.

Gary was a thriving steel town for a number of years. Now it is a shell of its former self. You can see a 2016 view of Fifth and Broadway here.