Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Parkersburg: July 31, 1911

When you are driving south on US 231 this summer, just before you leave the county, you will go through a small town named Parkersburg. Imagine what your route would look like on July 31, 1911, as shown in this photograph. On the back of the photo it is written: "Henry Fall (on horse) stops for a drink at the famed Parkersburg Springs, which was a favorite spot for travelers. The store in the background was owned by John and Jack Flanigan."

The spring (left side of the picture) has "Good Water" written on it, on the photograph.

This photograph (7 x 12 cm.) was donated by Lee Salome Burket in 2005.

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