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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Throwback Thursday

This is a photograph of Whittaker Street, facing towards the Lake.  You can see the steeple from the old Methodist church right in the middle of the frame.  This is New Buffalo, a little bit before the turn of the century.  This week's edition of Throwback Thursday is dedicated to all the small government advocates out there.  According to the New Buffalo Story, the following is a list of assets of the Village of New Buffalo in 1893...

1 Fire Engine
1 Hose Cart, 250 foot hose
1 Axe, 1 Shovel, 1 Saw, 1 oil can
1 Wrench
1 Hook and Ladder Wagon, 6 Ladders, 3 Hose Wrenches
2 Small Pipes
2 Brass Lanterns
12 Heather Pails
2 Suction Hose Wrenches
1 Side Packing
3 Wooden Scrapers
3 Iron Scrapers
1 Plow
2 Grub Hoses
1 Oil Set

How long would it take to list the assets owned by the city today?  Much longer than this blogger has time for.  Until next week, this has been Throwback Thursday.

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