Monday, September 22, 2008

Old Antique Vintage 1908 Postcards of Thermopolis Wyoming

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Several blogs back I covered a couple of post cards from Thermopolis Wyoming and today I must return there to show you the town and one more of its unusual uses for the local hot springs. This town view is a circa 1908 view of what is probably the majority of the town and even Herard's Pharmacy, on the left side of the street, seems to be having a slump in business despite his self proclaimed status as the busiest place in town. The town had a population of 1,524 in 1910, grew to 2,095 around 1930 and as of 2000 had 3,172 people.

The second postcard shows the FREE State Baths available at Big Horn Hot Springs which are open to the public based on an 1896 treaty with the Shoshone and Arapaho Indian tribes. It appears to be very busy in this view and that is understandable based on the lack of bathing facilities in the frontier days. CATCH POSTCARD FEVER!! It will lead you to exciting discoveries as you research your postcards which is very easy on the internet. These postcards are available in my Wyoming listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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