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When we last saw Keene's First Congregational Church, it was as the backdrop for a fire fighters' hose practice (http://www.shorpy.com/node/3335) about 1913. Time changes things -- for instance, in 2008, it's now the First Church of Christ and the trees in Central Square are a bit larger.
Back home, someplace near the crossroads of America
P.S. Found no substantial doughnuts, nor any Moxie...
July 1967, Kings Canyon National Park, California. My mother, brother and father around the campfire, photographed in Kodachrome by the light of a Coleman lantern. Bonus: antique enameled coffeepot. View full size.
August 15, 1955. My ninth birthday. In answer to my request, we had turkey with all the trimmings. I'm pretending to carve. The camera this was taken with was probably a birthday present, thereby starting me on my road to photographic immortality. Poetic justice that the shot's out of focus. Gobble gobble.
I don't know who they are, what school this is, or what grade they're in. Graduating from elementary school, maybe? View full size.
Makeshift transportation in western Nebraska around 1933. View full size.