Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Town is Missing

A friend sent me this great site. You can click on it, find your state, and then your county and see old penny postcards of your area. Cool site!

I've found Albuquerque,

but do you see all that empty space between the town and the mountains? It's all filled up now--and I lived there!

And Birmingham, with Vulcan standing watch:

but I have never seen nor heard of this hospital:

Then I googled it and this is what I found:

It's currently University Hospital in Birmingham--which is a HUGE medical complex covering many blocks. Wow, what a change since 1944!

But when I click on my current town, it sends me to a page that states info might have been removed:
"We're sorry. The page you tried to access is not available
The page may have moved, or there may be an error in the address. Please check the address or try one of the resources below."

What did they do with my town?

Have fun!

Penny Postcards


Jacquie said...

How much fun is that! I love just about everything vintage. What a great way to learn a little history.

Anonymous said...

cool. The town I live in hasn't changed much at all since it's inception....oh about 70 years ago!
Kinda cool.