Saturday, November 15, 2008

Old Antique Vintage 1914 Postcard of Owosso Michigan

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Owosso Michigan is a city in Shiawassee County named after Chief Wasso, a leader of the Ojibwa Indians. The town was incorporated as a city in 1859 with a population of about 1,000, had a population of 9,639 in 1908 and had grown to 15,713 as of the 2000 census. The old 1914 Curt Teich postcard of the day shows downtown along West Main Street with the streetcar tracks down the middle of the street. The first streetcar line was built in 1893, ran between Owosso and Corunna and was steam powered but converted to electricity a couple of years later. Around 1908, the Jackson to Lansing line of the Michigan Electric Railways was finished. This postcard can be found in my Michigan listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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