Sunday, March 1, 2015

M Is For Mystery

From the steamer trunk.

I don't know anything about Fairbury, Illinois

2015-3-1. 1913-07-26-a
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Images courtesy of Eldon Harms.

… but evidently its business district had no shortage of loafers in the early 20th century.

Minnie Rossow received this postcard from a friend or relative who signed herself "Elsie M."

2015-3-1. 1913-07-26-b

I can't identify her.

I think the postmark is July 26, 1913. There are (or were in 1913) two towns called Weston in Illinois, but she's probably posting from the McLean County one, since it's closer to Fairbury. Not that it matters, because I have no idea who she was or what she was doing in either of those desolate places.


LLoyd Puchek said...

If I remember right there was quite an uproar in Weston , Ill, for construction of the atom smasher. That happened in the late 1960's

Suzi E. said...

A town with a great history, pyromaniacs and all!