Saturday, August 15, 2009

Newton Kansas - Card of Old Station - Gone by 1929

On the back of this card, Harry Glessner wrote to Margaret Glessner at Oberlin. "This is the place I "ett" once. Has been torn down for building a new one" Postmarked Emporia, which was the next stop east. When I stopped here in downtown Newton, there is a newer station that still stands and like many, has multiple uses. As an Amtrak station and looks like rental areas for living too.
I took this card into the local Chamber of Commerce and the woman there took a copy of the card and remembered "We had one of Fred Harvey's daughters speak of that era and how many woman of that time were employed in the small Kansas towns cooking for the railroad. "They had white table clothes and good china and brought culture to the western prairie"

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