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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The "Good" Old Days - Buildings

This post is part of a series. Original post here.

As promised...
this post is all about the buildings brought in to the historic "Old Town"
 to reconstruct the original town-site.

There was a Corn Crib.
From my research these were used to store corn, which was a staple for the economy.
The logs were left without chinking (filling between the logs) so that the corn would stay dry.

The Two Room School House

The Post Office

The Railroad Station

Seeing these old structures was a trip back in time.
Thoughts of events were going through my head
as in:
Wouldn't this be a neat place to sell your wares?
Wouldn't this be a neat place to have a gathering?

But...strangely all the buildings were locked, in fact padlocked.
We peered inside the old crusty window panes and could see pieces of the past
but one could tell there had been no activity.
No visitors,
no parties.

We had one last building to see,
an old general store.
There was a woman selling her wares.

Inside the structure was filled with her treasures...all of course, for sale.

The picture above is from the original Magnolia store that couldn't be salvaged.
It served as the model for this reconstruction.

Now my thoughts went back to this little dealer.
How did she make ends meet?
The old real estate adage of "location, location, location"
didn't fit this place at all.


She was nice though and knowledgeable about the area.
She asked if we had driven down to the end of the road...
had we seen:
the old bank vault?

or the old oak tree?

Yep...a historical site. See here.


Back to my thought of a gathering of friends?
No thanks!

Now if you're still reading and still curious, the jail tour is next.
It's not scary, just a little creepy.


  1. We had a corn crib when I was a young girl! Love looking at the pics and I must say...that is one more HUGE Oak Tree! Yes, I am ready for JAIL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. I grew up in the city so living in the country now is truly a learning experience! I just think it's amazing how people did live years ago. We sure are pampered now with our grocery stores, air conditioning, etc!

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