Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More Main Street USA

More postcards from the past. ENJOY!

Franklin Avenue - Business District - Colby, Kansas.

Mojave, California- Located on Highway 6, and is known as a supply center for desert settlers and a railroad center. It was here in 1883 that J.W.S. Perry built 10 huge wagons to haul borax out of Death Valley, and for five years these conveyances, drawn by 20-mule teams, plied between Death Valley and Mojave.

Cedar City, Utah - Located in the heart of scenic Southern Utah on U.S. Highway 91. It lies at the base of the great Wasatch Mountains. Gateway to Utah's National Parks and Monuments. Population 6,172, Elevation 5.840.

Altus, Oklahoma - Located on U.S. Highway 62 and 283. Altus is located in the heart of farming and cattle country. Altus is also known to many tourists for it's fine fishing lakes.

North Spring Street - Business Section - Searcy, Arkansas.

Main Street, Mission, Texas - Home of the Grapefruit and named after an old Spanish Mision, established in 1850. Near here is the former home of Williams Jennings Bryan. To the west of Mission are vast oil fields and the Rio Grande four miles to the South.


Davelandweb said...

There's just something comforting about these quaint little Main Streets. Every town should have one!

The Viewliner Limited said...

I completely agree Dave.

Major Pepperidge said...

That Mojave main street is especially awesome, in my opinion!

Humble oil (last photo)... I have a little oil drop bank from Humble oil.

The Viewliner Limited said...

Major, lots of cool airplanes and train watching in Mojave. Still not much has changed. Except for the addition of Burger King, Jack in the Box and other fast food joints.