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That was the overpass for the Rock Island Line over Frost Rd.
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Thanks for posting this photo. Added to my message board about the first three students at http://concordia-memories.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=211. (Didn't notice any restrictions.)
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Do you allow individuals to use your photos for projects?
My Dad and his 5 brothers and 1 sister grew up in Caldwell. My Grandmpa Frank Clark was Marshal there at one time in the long past.My Uncle Lloyd had a Meat market and slauughter house there.They lived there till he died.I haven't been to Caldwell since 1963,when I was 15 but loved it.Anyone know anything about my family there please let me know.
Noticed that on satellite and was wondering what it was. Good picture. I wonder if that is twister art?
Thanks for the photo! I was looking for the exact location of the spring and appreciate you taking the time to share!
Sweet Springs (the town) was named Brownsville prior to 1887. Before that, it was called Claysville.
Anyhow, by the 1870s the spring was popular enough to support a hotel with all the extras. This was probably due to the spring being so near to a railroad depot. If you were not physically well, the attraction of a healing spring so near to the railroad would have been very powerful.
As the spring gained in popularity, the town benefited from the influx of wealthy travelers and ultimately they named their town after the springs. The craze of healing springs started to die out by 1890-1910 and many of them went out of business at this time. It was very common for them to shift gears and become swimming pools.