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"Soon it may be that our streets will be as full of autos as they are now with stray cows and hogs."
Bailey Wootton
Hazard, KY 1916 


 

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Hazard Pharmacy c. 1912
was located in the Beaumont Hotel Building.  "Ma" Hibler, Manager of the Beaumont Hotel, and Perry Gorman
photo: John Kinner
courtesy Bobby Davis Museum & Park

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New York Tailoring Company
[ see the ad ]
photo: John Kinner
courtesy Bobby Davis Museum & Park

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The Baltimore Bargain Store
Owner Charlie Petrey stands proudly in front of his dry goods store. see the ad
photo: John Kinner
courtesy Bobby Davis Museum & Park

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Arrival by Train
This train was carrying the Louisville mayor and community leaders to town May 22, 1913
photo: Kinner

"As the visitors alighted from their train, a procession was formed, headed by John Day's military band. The reception committee was on hand and the march to the Court House started. As the line of march led across the bridge a goodly number of regular little mountain beauties showered the visitors and the way with flowers of all description." Hazard Herald, May, 1913


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Across the Bridge
Photographers snap pictures of a marching band escorting honored guests across the old wooden depot bridge.

courtesy Peoples Bank/Trust

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Marching into Town
Citizens marching toward the center of town in 1913 with Louisville Boosters.

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Welcoming Special Visitors

The next two shots show Hazard citizens and community leaders coming out to welcome the Louisville Boosters.
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The Johnson Building

May 22, 1913. One of the businesses clearly seen in this shot is Hazard Hardware . Click this link to view an interior of this store which was managed by William Engle.

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C. C. Combs Restaurant & Bar
Rare photograph, of which a detail is shown here, is of an establishment located in the basement of the Johnson Building (now, Hollon law offices) in 1913. A pool table was in an adjoining room.

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Early Post Office
Another photograph of an early post office serving Hazard. This one was located on High street. Date unknown
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Woman on Horseback
Popular and necessary mode of transportation. A Restaurant at the corner of the Hurst building (now Radio building) is visible in the background

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Wootton and Morgan Building 
This familiar building, which still exists today, was built in 1912. The Hazard Drug Company and G. B. Eversole & Co. occupied the building at the time. Click these links to see new interior shots from 1913.

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View of Main
This shot toward Main and Morgan streets was taken beside the Hazard Drug Company

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First Baptist Church
This structure was located on the site of the present building on Main. It was razed in 1958
photo: John Kinner/ courtesy Bobby Davis Park/ Museum
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Snowy Day
A snowy day in early Hazard. Exact year unknown

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Boy and Bicycle 1915
Five-year-old Walter James Sumner on the porch of his home on Broadway proudly displaying his new bicycle
submitted by Mark Sumner

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Campaign Stumping
Teddy Roosevelt Jr. speaks in front of the Perry County Court House on behalf of presidential candidate Warren G. Harding on October 5th, 1920. [ Close-up View ]
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