Searcy AR street 1927. Is that a mudhole? Old postcard.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Arch St Searcy AR 1927 dirt streets 

 

Old Postcard found on ebay.

 Here's another treasure to be found right now on ebay.  But before we see the street, let's look at the creative way it was addressed.  I was puzzled.  Something looked like a handsaw but why?  And then there were more scribbles in front of it.  THEN I GOT IT!  In R (picture of a can) (picture of a saw).  Go back and look!  Creative, isn't it!!

Now the picture.....It is an old 1927 view of Arch Street in Searcy AR.  The street seems to be so much wider then than it it now but I guess the vehicles were just smaller and perhaps the sidewalks grew.  It is a really historic scene showing Baugh's Drug Store, a book store, the court house, and the cross streets of Arch and Spruce.  Is that also a grocery store?  And is that a mudhole in the street?

Check it out if you'd like.  It will probably sell quickly.

Arch Street Searcy AR 1927 historic photo

Comments (8)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love the address of the addressees - a name and city. I can't image them sending something to me c/o Kalispell, Montana. I am the only Palmiotti here, but still!

Aug 24, 2020 12:56 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Kat, that is all it used to take to send mail!  

Aug 24, 2020 02:14 PM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

That's a pictogram or a Rebus Puzzle.

It says in  R can saw

 I know you knew it meant in Arkansas.

Aug 24, 2020 06:10 PM
Anonymous
Brian Minyard

That’s a big mud hole!

Aug 24, 2020 07:02 PM
#4
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

I liked the take on Arkansas.  I wonder if it is still available?  I'll check it out later

Aug 25, 2020 12:55 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, it took me a long time to figure it out.  That guy had a good sense of humor.

Aug 26, 2020 07:22 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Brian, you agree with me?  It may be a mudhole?

Aug 26, 2020 07:23 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

No, James, it sold quickly.  I bid up to $15 and someone had put in higher each time.  Hope it was bought by Searcy folks.

Aug 26, 2020 07:25 AM