View of 16th Avenue, once known as 4th Avenue S.


View of 16th Avenue, once known as 4th Avenue S.


A photograph of residences on Douglas Street in Forest Grove, Oregon. This image was originally published as a postcard. At the time this photograph was taken, the street was called Fourth Avenue South. A young man in knickers, a suit coat, and a newsboy cap stands in front of the house on the left of the image. The houses are all substantial buildings, and a number of large trees, both deciduous and evergreen dot the yards around them. There are power poles along both sides of the street, but the street itself is dirt and is lined on either side by boardwalks, a wooden plank curb, and bar ditches. A one cent stamp is affixed to the back of the postcard. WCMpic_013318 shows the same view seventy-five years later.
[back] [pencil] [address] Mrs. Fred Hyde, Albany, Ore. Gen'l Deliv. [note] Oct. 8, 1912. Dear Elsie: How you was fine I hope. [sic] We are feeling quite well, of course my side hurts all the time. How is Dot's side, does she still complain of it hurting? We have been having nice weather, yesterday was ideal. It's a little cloudy this morning. I am glad mother is coming. Now Elsie, you must write and let us know where you go. Lovingly, Myrtle. [stamped] Published by Patton Post Card Co., Salem, Oregon [postmark] Falls [illegible], Oct 10 [illegible].

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