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Lonely in Limestone

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This card was mailed almost exactly 104 years ago, when Limestone TN had cowboys and stage coaches. Ah, those were the days…

This is a standard-size postcard, a generic issue overprinted with “Limestone”.  These cards were generally sold by an agent of the printing company, so this particular motif was chosen by someone local…the one who placed the order.  I do not see any printer’s credit on the card.  By 1914 there were dozens of print shops churning out varieties of cheap postcards.

One other <yawn> interesting aspect of this card: to read the message, you rotate the card toward you.  Most cards require a horizontal rotation.

Deaf and Dumb School, Knoxville, Tenn.

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This building, on Summit Hill Drive in Knoxville, was built in the 1840s.  In 1925, it became Knoxville’s Old City Hall.  The building currently houses a law school for Lincoln Memorial University.

The postmark is September 12, 1917, mailed from Knoxville.

It was mailed to a Miss Sarah Stonecipher in Limestone TN.

It reads, as best as I can tell, “Hello I will leave for Athens this morning. (suppose?) I will go to school I would rather take a Business Course if I could Will write soon. (Adrian?)

Published by E. C. Kropp of Milwaukee, inventory number 18434

Another old fire truck

This one was parked in Limestone TN when I wandered in to take some pix of the town’s dilapidated train station.

There are at least four Cleveland Townships. Don’t know which one this belonged to.  It’s a Ford, of course, with the mod done by Waterous, I think.  I’m no expert on these things.  Here’s a closeup of the water mechanism:

The truck looked as if it had been driven there.  It’s not derelict. Neither am I.  Soldier on.