*** ONLINE AS OF AUGUST 5, 2011 ***


The written text, all recent photos, and some of the older photos published here are the property of James J. Bales Jr. The old postcards and photos published are done so in the belief that based on their age they are in the public domain. All donated materials are printed by permission of the donor and remain as their property. The copyrights to all newspaper articles displayed that were published prior to January 1, 1923, are said to have expired by law and now in the public domain. I do have some articles from 1923 and later, but I use some by permission and others by way of the Fair Use statute – and I make sure I clearly reference the material and date it was published. It is not my intention to usurp on any copyright holder’s rights but only to promote the older material in a purely educational and non-commercial manner. I do not make money, take monetary donations, or place third-party advertisements on this site. If you can legally claim a copyright over any of the photos displayed here simply contact me and the issue will be quickly resolved to your satisfaction. If you would like a particular photo posted on this site send me an email. This site is about the expansion of education and not the hoarding of information. I have a simple rule in handling requests for photos: I never, ever ask for payment or even postage, but would simply like another photo in return to further along my effort. Take care. Jeff

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