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South Weadock: 1908

South Weadock: 1908

Saginaw, Michigan, circa 1908. "Houses on South Weadock Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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Not Parking Meter Poles

Pretty sure the numerous poles along the street are hitching posts, still seeing plenty of use even in the early auto age.

[As in many of these photos, the hitching posts are accompanied by mounting blocks. - Dave]

Everystreet USA

In 1908 my grandmothers were old enough to baby sit for the three children shown.

A lot has changed in 106 years

At least if this 2014 Streetview image is correct:

 
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