Life & Times



Exposition Park (Fairgrounds)

18th Avenue, 5-9th Streets  “April 30, 1911.  Last September we had an exposition at the old county fairgrounds. One of the out-of-door attractions was Capt. Albers 14 trained polar bears.  I snapped this from the grandstand across the racetrack while they were ‘shooting the chutes.’  This negative is a trifle thin.  Write again soon.”  This … [ Continued



Bill’s Tourist Park

…………………4600 9th Street………………… In the early years of automobiles, travelers relished a newfound freedom. No longer confined to destinations limited by iron rails or a navigable river, they took off across a country laced with roads. As they journeyed, they would stop in towns along the way to spend the night. Although it didn’t take … [ Continued