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Capitol Square: 1910

Capitol Square: 1910

Columbus, Ohio, circa 1910. "State Capitol and McKinley monument." And birdhouses. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Did bike locks exist back then?

I wish we could leave our bikes at the curb today.

For the birds

As someone who sets up half a dozen nesting boxes for tree swallows each spring I was delighted to see the birdboxes. Hopefully efforts were made at the time to discourage invasive house sparrows from occupying them, their having been declared a major pest. Already too late for North America as they had already proven to be non-eradicable as early as 1910 and have contributed significantly to a serious decline in our native cavity nesting songbird population since.

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