Friday, April 18, 2008
The ol'timey downtown
As you can see we have a lot of wonderful old river city buildings in our downtown. My daughters shop, 'Friends Candle Shed' is at the end of that block, we were actually talking to each other on the cell and waiving back and forth like a couple of fools, what else do you do on a rainy day. This town was really hoppin' back in the day. The streets were filled with shoppers and walkers, model A's and T's, horse and buggies and even a trolley went down the middle of the street. It looked like a street out of Chicago, very bustling with a once thriving lumber and pearl button industry. The stature is of a 'clammer' and his boat. They dragged the bottom of the river to snag the clams to make the wonderful pearl buttons we all lust for.