Big Timbers History Corner #12 – July 4th 1908

I wonder how hot it was on July 4th in 1908? You might guess it wasn’t hot at all, looking at this spiffy crowd gathered in downtown Lamar, all decked out in suits, long, pretty dresses and HATS FOR EVERYONE! The row of buildings in the upper section of the photo is the 100 South block of Main Street on the eastern side. I don’t know any details about McLean’s Livery (right side), but they were probably a thriving business, because I can’t see too many cars on the street, just buggies. (Though cars and buggies looked a lot alike in those days, so there may be more than I think.)

Speaking of the heat, you don’t have to worry about it if you come out to the museum to look at old cars and buggies and all the other artifacts of the Good Old Days. You can visit in comfort at the bargain price $3 for individuals, or $2 each for groups of 10 or more. $5 lets you bring the whole family for a fun learning experience that also helps preserve our Prowers County heritage for future generations. Open 10 am to 5 pm Tues-Sat. Call 336-2472 for more details.

Big Timbers History Corner is brought to you by Susan Crites

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