I was happy to receive some “Eldred” photos taken by J. Meyer, grandson of Joseph and Florence Meyer, mentioned in “Farewell to Eldred.” Does anyone know who owned this house on Steges Road, in 1963? It was empty at the … Continue reading →
One of the challenges of writing a history of an area or ones family is figuring out what of conflicting information is correct. In both Book I and Book 2, I identified a photo as Alonzo Eugene Austin. Shortly before … Continue reading →
I have one more chapter to complete on boarding houses from 1925 to 1930 and my rough draft will be complete. There are a few folks who owned boarding houses that I have no info on. I am hoping one … Continue reading →
Do these two people look familiar to anyone?
There are quite a few cute children here along with some older young people. Second from the left is my mom Mary Briggs. Her brother John is behind the hammer. The next adult is Laura Briggs. My grandmother Myrtle Briggs … Continue reading →
The following two photos came from my mom’s seemingly never ending treasure trove. This is a lot to ask, but does the location in either photo look familiar? Or the two men in the bottom photo?
Here is an excerpt from the diary my great-aunt Aida Austin wrote in 1942, the year she turned 81. Aida and her brother Lon lived next door to each other on the old Austin homestead. The houses faced Proctor Road. … Continue reading →
This lady is in several photos connected with Mort and Jennie Austin’s family and their boarding house, Mountain Grove. Does she look familiar to anyone?