Old Photo Postcard - Model T Era, Front Street North From Center Street Milton, Pa

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Old Photo Postcard - Model T Era, Front Street North From Center Street Milton, Pa
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:42 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells, Hamilton Ontario on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 07:49 am:

The car on the left looks to be a '23 T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 02:20 pm:

Steve Tomaso - Nice downtown area in what sure looks like a nice little town. Now aren't you sorry you moved away from Milton Steve? Ha ha,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Parker on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 02:57 pm:

It has changed a little in the last 100 years.



Streetcar is gone too. Must be a Walmart nearby.

Ken in Texas


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Benjamin on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 09:44 am:

Good morning:

Wow - Milton just across the river from me. It's neat to see that first picture; sobering to see the second. Milton was a thriving industrial city on the Susquehanna, but things have changed a lot. The big business in the 19th century was woodworking equipment - Milton had several factories that produced the machines (Shrimer planers and such) that other companies around the U.S. bought to make all those wooden gee-gaws you see on Victorian buildings. The other big business was the American Car & Foundry Co., early builders of railroad tank cars. Most of that industry is gone though, except AC & F, which struggles on. Milton faded in the '50s, and by the early '90s much of the business district was unoccupied. Big chunks of that continue to fall down or burn down. You can still buy a Victorian mansion in Milton for pennies on the dollar. And there's so little traffic these days that it's a safe place to putter around in a Model T.

Milton's fall is not an uncommon American story, alas.

Cheers,

Rick Benjamin
Lewisburg, PA


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