Thursday, December 15, 2016

Looking Back to 1916-- Part 1: Alligator Smuggling and a New Delivery Car

From the October 19, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"Kirchner's Drug Store has a window display that is attracting some little attention today.  Bert Racey, on his recent trip to Florida, captured a couple alligators, and today put them on display in the local drugstore."

**  On Monday the Sandwich Greenhouses came out with a handsome new delivery car.  It is a 1917 Ford chassis with a special design body finished in lavender with gold lettering and has all the latest conveniences for their use.  the outfit will be a help to their constantly growing flower trade."

Even Back in 1916, the Automobile Was Having Its Impact.  --RoadDog

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