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Old 02-26-2020, 12:33 PM   #1
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107 Years.... To The Day.

Working on an old home. Remodeling, moving walls etc. Monday (Feb 24, 2020), I was digging plaster out of a wall cavity next to the stairs to fish some wire up, and found this.

Sure looks like Feb 24, 1913 to me.
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:17 PM   #2
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Re: 107 Years.... To The Day.

From the city website:

The City of McCleary was founded as a logging camp in late 1898 and was incorporated on January 6, 1943. McCleary currently has a population of 1653.

After coming to the area to log cedar, Henry McCleary built his first mill in 1906. In 1923 the plant broke all records by producing over 300,000 doors in sixty days, an average of six boxcars a day.


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Re: 107 Years.... To The Day.

I never find anything of interest other than bad work and p*rn magazines.
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Re: 107 Years.... To The Day.

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I never find anything of interest other than bad work and p*rn magazines.
p*rn magazines are a great bellwether of the times... or so I've heard.

I once found a placard of an ad for some labor saving device that I don't remember. The picture was of a woman slaving over a hot stove to feed her ungrateful family and the whole ad was just about as misogynistic as you can imagine.

The placard was a backer for a medicine cabinet mirror. I ended up framing it and selling it to an antique store for $100. It's probably now in someone's kitchen as "ironic art"

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Maybe you could take that fragment to a color copy store and then put the copy in a picture frame for the homeowners. I live in an 1880's building, so I might be biased.
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