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From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director
This postcard is fairly recognizable, but changes over the years are evident as well. Dated 1911. The first building is where Bristow’s is now, and the bank is still a bank—notice that where the drive-thru is now there was a different building. We wonder what all the gentlemen standing around on the corner are talking about! We talked about the Red Cross Pharmacy 2 weeks ago as it was mentioned on the back as who the card was printed for—this card says printed for J. O. Arnold—well, he was the druggist/owner for 11 months of the Red Cross Pharmacy—why the different name? Who knows. Up Main Street you can see the Democratic Headquarters banner—not sure which building had that designation back then.
Final reminder of the program in the annex at 19 Main Street this Sunday at 4:00 p.m.—please join us in welcoming Jazz Alive from Cincinnati with multiple musicians to entertain and educate us on the history of Jazz, including a bit on the history of the Ripley Wonders Joe and Russell Smith. (Ripley Wonders a title given to them in David Meyers’ book Ohio Jazz: A History of Jazz in the Buckeye State) Bebop to improv, should be fun! The annex will also be the starting point for the Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember 5K on Saturday this week-end.