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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Klusmeier


Klusmeier...probably a local family name...like so many family businesses proudly displaying the name...a business that provided a living for a father or grandfather during better times before there were interstates.

Like other small towns before the 1950s...main street was part of the highway. If you were headed from point A to point B....you would undoubtedly pass by Klusmeiers. Now only the occasional lost traveler or a local resident sees stores like these...not enough traffic to keep the doors open. The buildings still stand however to remind us of a lost era that only those who are 60 or older even remember today.

Dan

6 comments:

Sunny said...

I love this storefront. I wonder what they sold. It sounds like a German name.
☼ Sunny

DawnTreader said...

I like the colours in this picture.

Jean said...

If only we could bring back those wonderful small towns! If time-travel were real, I'm afraid I'd not come back.

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny very astute on your part! Most of the families in this area are of German descent.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...at first it seems like a black and white photo with color added back in but it isn't. These were the faded gray colors of the old building.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jean...you would probably see me walking around back there as well!

Dan