Model T Era Photos

Raoul Von S.
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Here's a wonderful road I'd like to take my old truck down, just to see
where it goes. That powerline with the "flappityback" type insulators is
interesting. Pretty early for high voltage like this. Probably some colorful
glass on the openwire phone lines too. Why is America so bent on destroying
places like this today ?
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This one is special to me, as Arlington, Oregon was a stopping place for my father
and his friends when duck hunting in the area when I was just a kid. But this photo
is of the OLD Arlington, the one now under the waters of the John Day Dam. In the
early 60's the dam was built and the Corp of Engineers built a new town up the gulch
from where it was in this photo, when it was down along the Columbia River. US 30
was the first major auto road east from Portland, and Arlington had a ferry to jump
across the river to Roosevelt, Washington and points north. We would go into Arlington
and get a pizza and I would listen to the men joke around before going to a motel.
On the side of the pizza joint was a neon sign advertising "COLD DRINKS TO GO". 40
years later, I bought that sign from the owner and it now hangs in my shop.
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This shot captures some great Model T era history, as we see a very early example of
paving a "highway". The "Better Roads" movement was a big deal as automobiles began
to reach numbers that began to tip the scales away from horse-drawn vehicles. Location
is unknown, but the photo is dated "1920". What a quaint scene, with the City Ice Co. wagon
making its rounds, general store, tree-lined highway, and two arms of openwire telephone
lines.

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Photo information says "Monroe, Maine. 1915". Much has changed in Monroe
since this photo was taken. The mill pond seen here is drained and now a
wild, flowing body called Marsh Stream. When the mill went away, so did
the town, and little remains. But in 1915 this looks like a little heaven-on
-earth kind of place to be.

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Intel reports reads: New Paltz, NY, 1910.

I see no automobiles and a lot of horse-drawn vehicles, but the drink menu includes Soda,
Mineral Water, Root Beer, and Auto Gasoline !

Interesting to see how auto fuel was marketed (not on every other street corner at brightly
lit stations) in the early days of motoring.
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