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2POSTCARDS FROM THE PAST — Eau Clairematch the images precisely.Sometimes finding the spot to stand was easy. There’s little room for error, for example, if I’m in a bell tower or standing on a railroad bridge.Other times, thanks to changes in the terrain, roadways and lack of existing landmarks, finding the precise location was a challenge.If I could determine the origin of the photo, I included that infor- mation under the picture. Some of the cards were uncredited as to the photographer or publisher. A few postcards could be one-of-a-kind. It was common at the time for amateur photographers to print their own pictures on paper that had generic postcard markings on the back.For the most part, the pictures are organized as if you were taking a tour, with one picture naturally leading you to the next. I’ve included a couple maps to help if you want to check out the scenes yourself.I hope that you have as much fun comparing the scenes recreated in this book as I had putting it together. Enjoy your then-and-now journey—David Tankinto Eau Claire’s past.Published by Carl G. Johnson C, Eau Claire, Wis..

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