I Am Not Eating Onions

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Mailed from Spring Green, Wisconsin to Mrs. Christ Hutter of Plain, Wisconsin on December 29, 1910:

I wish you a Happy New Year got your card but I am not eating onions. I am working at Otto Franks for all winter and I think I will help you clean house in the Spring. From Margareth
Spring Green

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Fifth and Broadway – Gary, Indiana

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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.