Category: Willshire

Willshire Depot & Rail Service in the Early 1900s

Chicago, Ft. Wayne, Fostoria, Findlay, Cleveland, Buffalo, New York, Boston and all points East and West reached most quickly and comfortably via the Nickel Plate Road… That is part of an advertisement in the 5 May 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald.

More Willshire Advertising, 1904

Today, some more ads from the 5 May 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald that my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm saved.

Willshire appears to have been a thriving village back in 1904.

Business Ads from 1904 Willshire Herald

Karen’s Chatt is up and running again, after some website and server upgrades. The website looks the same from the outside but the inner workings are much improved and working quite well.

Decatur Street, Willshire, 1910

Seeing and studying old picture postcards is always fun. They give us a glimpse of how things looked years ago; what and where the stores were and how people got around. Chattanooga picture postcards are hard to find but postcards from Willshire are a little more common. Above is a nice picture postcard of Decatur …

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Memorial Day 2018–Honoring and Remembering

Honoring and remembering. That is what Memorial Day is all about. This past Monday, Memorial Day, Joe and I participated in Willshire’s Memorial Day Parade. It had been several years since I attended Willshire’s Memorial Day observance. The last time was probably when my dad was still living. He was a member of the American …

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