Everyone seems to enjoy looking at these aerial photographs so here are a few more in this post. If you still have questions after you have looked at these, go ahead – ask away. We all learn from the comments of the readers.
If you are just joining us you may want to take a look at the previous two posts in this series. Part One. Part Two. Or if you’ve never heard of the Maplewood History blog before now, you might want to take a look at some of the previous 300+ on the subject that have been drifting in the ether for the past decade. Just Google “Maplewood History”.
My wife tells me that there are other cities named Maplewood in the United States. That may be true but I bet none of the others have 300+ blog posts out there about the history of their virtually unknown small burgs.
Now and then someone is moved enough by a post from long ago to comment. Usually I see these comments and try to respond. So have at it. The odds are in your favor.
I have several interesting posts in mind for the near future. Coming up right away will be the photographs taken by Glenn Haley (and kindly submitted by Mike Jones) just before the demolition of the downtown buildings that we have been discussing. Following that we’ll revisit William Lyman Thomas. Then Nancy Fennell Hawkins has loaned me a fabulous collection that I still haven’t gotten to. Wait until you see her family treasures.
Last I will be at the Maplewood Public Library with my traveling road show this coming Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 in the evening. The presentation will mostly be about my soon-to-be-released new book, “Maplewood History – Volume Two” which currently is apparently jammed somewhere in the machinery at the printing factory where the manuscript has been since May 14th. I hope to see you there. At the library, that is. Not the printers.
We have had many interesting comments on this series. As always we all learn bits of unexpected information. If you feel a comment coming on, don’t hesitate.
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Til next time.
Doug Houser 9/16/2019