Friday, June 20, 2008

Downtown El Dorado Springs Missouri 1908

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Being from a small town in the middle of Texas, I have a great attraction to the small town views of the early 1900s although I don't date back quite that far. This is a circa 1908 Albertype post card with a great view of downtown El Dorado Springs Missouri along South Main Street. Population was only 2,503 in the 1910 census, around 2,212 in the 1930s and 3,775 today. It appears that the town square is on the right and in the left foreground is Kelly Barnes Clothing store. The next store down is a hardware store and on the turret I can make out "BAB__" with the date of "18__". The other store signs can not be read. The picture was probably made on Sunday since there are only 2 horse drawn carriges in sight. This postcard can be found in my Missouri listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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