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Looking back

Cedar Springs 100 years ago

David Marin sent us this digital copy of an old postcard of downtown Cedar Springs that was hand colored. According to Marin, a friend told him the postcard was published in 1907. The picture can also be found in black and white on page 35, in the Cedar Springs Story, by Sue Harrison and Donna DeJonge, and the caption says it was taken before the turn of the century.

This photo could have been taken about 1900, because two important things happened in Cedar Springs in 1900: telephone service came to town (note the telephone poles) and the dirt roads in town were covered in crushed stone and the curbs were made from larger stones pushed into the dirt. That does not appear to have happened yet in this photo.

Do you have an old photo or postcard from Cedar Springs or the surrounding area you’d like to send us? Email it to news@cedarspringspost.com, or bring it in and we will scan it. Give us as much information as you can about the photo, and if we have room, it might make it in the paper!

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2 Responses to “Looking back”

  1. Charlie Towns says:

    Are there any buildings in this photo that are still downtown? Which ones are they, so that I can have a reference point as to where this is?

  2. Administrator says:

    Charlie, I am not sure which buildings are still standing, but if you look at the church on the left, I think that is the old United Methodist Church and this photo is looking south.




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