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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 08:11 pm
Because I continue to be fascinated with my grand-aunt Ruth's scrapbook I never knew existed, the new cover photo is of a place my Balding relatives stayed in the 1920s. The caption in the lower left-hand corner says: The Millers Hotel, 422 E Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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The photo below is what that spot looks like today, on Google maps.

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I'm not so sure that's progress.
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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 11:41 am
I collect postcards and other photos of streetcars.

I remember my grandmother telling me about going on the streetcar with her mother when she was young.

Little Rock's Central Arkansas Transit Authority brought back an electric trolley. Some people complain about the amount of money CATA spends to run the trolley the short distance in the downtown areas of the twin cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, but I like it.

When I am in the River Market District, I always try to catch a ride - if for nothing more than to slow myself down.
K Street, Sacramento CA
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Washington Street looking west from Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN
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Boylston Street, Boston MA
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Penn Square, Lancaster PA
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Electric trolley car, North Little Rock AR, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 08:27 pm
The first Cathedral of St. Andrew was consecrated in 1846, at Second and Center Streets.

The current cathedral, located at 617 Louisiana Street, was consecrated in 1881 by Bishop Edward M Fitzgerald, who was only 33 when he came to Little Rock, and found five priests to serve the post-Civil War diocese. (He was the only English-speaking bishop, and only one of two prelates in the world, to vote against the declaration of papal infallibility at the First Vatican Council in Rome in 1870.)
Then...

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Now...
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The cathedral is still an active house of worship today.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 07:36 pm
Union Station
Then, 1905-1915
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Now
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Union Station used to be a very important part of transportation in Arkansas.

When I was a kid, my grandmother, Louise Herrington, took me for a ride on an Amtrak train. We only hit a couple of the whistle stops before going back to Arkadelphia, but I thought we were big stuff...
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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 08:52 pm
Then, with Pfeifers on the left. (The building was built in the late 1890s and operated as a retail and jewelry store in that location until 1963.) It was located at the corner of 6th and Main Streets.

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Now...image from Google Earth.

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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 02:51 pm
16th and Center Streets, Little Rock
1908

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Same view, 2011
Image saved from street view on Google Earth

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