Jul 14, 2017

Mon, Jul 14, 1947: casualty of the automobile age

"Haverhill is a lively town during harvest season. Every summer for a few weeks it regains the flow of trade which its founders must have envisioned. Haverhill, like many settlements, of its size, is a casualty of the automobile age. The once bustling community even lost its depot agent a few years ago. Only the grocery store retains a thriving business. Most people go to Augusta, that metropolis of South Butler county, for trade, but for groceries they stop here."

-- Letter from my father, Haverhill, Kans., to my mother, Winfield, Kans., Monday, July 14, 1947.

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