Thursday, August 31, 2006
The Farmland Opera House is located on the corner of Indiana Route 1 and Main Street. While the upstairs is vacant, the main floor houses a Family Pizza. Farmland is an active small town. Not only is there a post office but also a coffee shop, ice cream parlor-real sodas made from scratch and a counter with stools-, an art gallery along with the usual food, liquor stores.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Interstate highways like Wal-Mart have changed the commerical landscape. Local stores have either closed or moved to be near the Wal-Mart plaza. Truck stops have left their U. S. highway locations and relocated near the interstate exits.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Outlet pipe for a closed grain elevator. Many of these local grain elevators have been closed and abandoned. It is cheaper for the grower to ship by truck to the major markets rather than use the local elevator. Note: click on image for a larger view.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Once the home of Petersine. They made incubators and brood-units. Now a quiet empty building. The following is from a March 10, 1933 newspaper ad:
BIG CHICKS from Big Eggs--
Hy-grade chicks are hatched in
new, improved, disease-free electric
bottom hatch incubators.
They are full of spark, vim and
vigor; chicks that have fully developed
bodies, larger and
stronger, with big, bright eyes,
equal to hen hatched. These.
Famous Petersine machines are
in operation now. Write for
circular and price list. See us
about your need. We will do
y o u r custom hatch. Quality
chicks plus kindly service. Hy-
Grade Hatcheries, Pigeon, Mich.,
Phone 143; Sebewaing, Mich.,
Phone 145. 2-10-5