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I'll bet those firemen's musters are fun to watch.  A lot of muscle power needed to pump that water!
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Boston, especially, has taken care to maintain quite a few of their historic buildings in original condition as much as possible.  Philadelphia, as well, and lucky for us, they have!  Yes, the Old State House does look a little lonely amongst all those tall buildings, but it stands out as a wonderful reminder of our heritage!
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The neighborhood appears to have become a quiet sort of place since the 4-story shoe factory burned down.  The success of a kayak rental shop would depend on a waterway nearby & that would be?
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The Merrimack River is about 500 feet in back of the rental shop. They get a lot of business! Thanks:)
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I've never understood "trophy killing" either.  My husband is a hunter, but we eat what he shoots!
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt is an elegant view of a hotel. In his 1910 book Forty Years of a Sportsman's Life, Sir Claude de Crespigny (1847 - 1935), my fourth cousin three times removed, mentions his 1887 visit to the ...
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I think there is a big difference between trophy hunting and eating what you shoot. I notice that on this visit it seemed that Sir Claude was indeed eating what he shot.
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In that first postcard picture it appears something odd is going on, on the left side of the street & folks on the other side are staring at & discussing it.  There is something strange about the people on the left side???
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The Goodradigbee River & countryside look lovely, though I suspect your grandfather took you fishing in a calmer part of the river.  Fishing in rapids would be a bit difficult.  My Dad took us fishing on the Truckee River while we vacationed at Lake Tahoe in Calif. and I caught a trout or two.  More often than not, however, I had a real 'talent' for getting my line caught up in the rocks & weeds populating the mild rapids where we fished.
The theme for this week's Sepia Saturday blogging prompt is fish. Saturday is the birthday of my maternal grandfather Hans Boltz, who was born 4 July 1910. At the moment I can't find a photograph of Hans fishing. This is a pi...
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Yes - he was fishing upstream of the spot I photographed :)
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Wow - a rather prestigious-looking 'new' high school.
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I imagine a run on a bank back then would give a bank manager recurring nightmares, and refusing to allow those who had participated to redeposit with the bank would have not only been wise, but well-deserved retribution! 
This week's Sepia Saturday picture is a prompt for the topic of banking. There are several bankers in my family tree. One of them is my great great grandfather Edward Walter Hughes (1854-1922). E. W. Hughes from Hudson, Helen...
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not allowing redeposits would have been very risky in such a small town.  I gather the Bank of Victoria was the only bank in town so he had some strength there. He must have felt strongly. I wouldn't mind some corroboration.  There is a local newspaper which I must follow up on.  It has yet to be digitised but I could look up that month on microform I think.
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A good ghost story is always worth hearing!  But if I'm ever in Newburyport & decide to stay at the Garrison Inn, I shan't ask for room 408 just to be on the safe side. :)
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The sea:  it's fun to frolic in the waves, go surfing, or take a cruise perhaps.  But the sea can be a dangerous place - even in this day & age & not so far from shore, either.  Case in point - the sinking of the Costa Concordia with loss of life numbering 32 - cruise ship passengers who probably never gave a thought to losing their lives in such a way.
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt is the sea. In fact, the prompt picture of Bondi Beach inspires thoughts of holidays by the beach, but I have recently been researching several members of my family who died at sea and I was ...
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Your mother's dress in the first photo is quite elegant.  It looks like a chocolate brown velvety material?  Your father looks rather sweet in the 2nd photo, but the two who really caught my eye in that photo are the 4th girl in from the left in the 1st row - such a proper young lady pose with hands clasped tightly in her lap & feet crossed daintily.  Then there's the little gal front & center in that row - quite relaxed & oh my, "I see London, I see France!"  I wonder how she felt about that pose a few years later?  :)
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Thank you for this funny, entertaining, yet educational post.  Loved it!
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