Monday, September 30, 2013

Wide Awake in Crawfordsville

In the early 1900's there was a Wide Awake store located in Crawfordsville on Washington Street.  This postcard was recently acquired along with other Montgomery County information.  Unfortunately, the postmark is illegible, the date only shows the 19-- and the two signed names are not distinguishable.  Thus, it is unclear if this is the Wide Awake that was at 124-126 South Washington in 1912 or at 107 North Washington as late as 1924.  The sign seen above "Millinery and Ladies Furnishings" is also impossible to decipher.  The quandaries of a local history librarian!

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