Thursday, June 18, 2009

Commerce on East Jefferson


Two days ago I showed you a demolition project on West Jefferson. Here we are today a block to the east, just beyond the courthouse. Jeweler actually built a new building on one of the "gaps" and conducts a tidy little business there. The picture, though, is a sign that appeared recently in front of the establishment.
Yes, we are that kind of community!


On this date in 1812, President James Madison declared war on England. This has been forever after known as "The War of 1812." As is most often the case with war, nobody won. It was ended by the Treaty of Ghent in December 1814, but fighting continued until the spring of 1815.