110 years ago
may 15, 1913
A.J. Dockstader’s new six-passenger cab arrived a few days ago, and it’s a beauty. It is by all odds the finest public vehicle of the kind the town has ever had and is as fine as anything you will see in the largest cities of the state. When traveling men get off at Marion and get into that cab and ride uptown on our fine paved streets, they say, “Gee, man, this must be some town.” And, of course, they are right about it.
Speaking of beautifying the town: Have you seen the fine improvement that Ed Harn has made just west of his produce house? He has had the ground cleared to the corner, sowed it with bluegrass, put a big bed of cannas in the center, and put a low wire mesh fence around the plot to protect it. An improvement like that makes a wonderful difference in the looks of a section, and if every owner of vacant lots — especially the lots close in to the business part of town — would do things like that, it would be fine.
Marion Garage has just received a shipment of five Buicks and six Overlands. According to assessors, 438 autos are owned in the county.
Aulne Good Roads Association will put on its home talent play, “Those Dreadful Twins,” in Marion soon. Look for the date.
Lincolnville merchant Henry Tiemeier was in Marion on business the latter part of the week.
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