Monday, May 19, 2008

1915 Business in Perry Iowa Part 1

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Perry Iowa is in Dallas County Iowa on the Raccoon River. Perry began in 1869 when the railroad came through the area and by 1870 the population was 70 and grew to 999 in the next 10 years. The 1910 census shows 4,630 people and the 2000 census came in at 7,633. The postcard for today was produced in 1915 by the Curteich Company and shows the C. D. Marckres & Company which dealt in lumber and coal according to their signage. You can see a horse drawn wagon in the front loaded with lumber and more horses at 3 o'clock. The auto was added by the publisher to give a progressive look to the town but the horse is larger than the automobile. This post card is available in my Iowa listings along with 10,000 more postcards on my website at Moody's Postcards.

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