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Bricks and Mortar: 1901

Bricks and Mortar: 1901

Chelsea, Michigan, circa 1901. "Glazier Stove Company -- an adjacent building." The stove empire seems to be expanding. And for you cyclists: Please, no bikes on the railroad right-of-way. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

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No Bicycles

I'm sure that with the state of roads back in 1901, the railroads provided a nice alternative for cyclists, especially the tracks that didn't have the raised crossties that the bike tires had to bump over. I remember hiking over them, and if your stride didn't match the length between the first and third or fourth crosstie, it almost wasn't worth it.

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