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One of Derby&#039;s early blacksmith shops<br /><br />
circa early 1894
One of Derby’s early blacksmith shops was located on Washington Street just east of the railroad tracks. The shop was owned by A. C. Simonsen and his son, Max C.
Shown standing from the left are A. C., his daughter Sedona, and son Max C. In the…

T. D. Wardell&#039;s hardware store<br /><br />
circa 1900s
In November 1889 T. D. Wardell moved his hardware business across the street into the ground floor of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I. O. O. F.) hall. People listed left to right: Miss Cynthia Rogers, assistant postmistress; Bert Minnich,…

Davidson and Case Lumber Yard in Derby<br /><br />
circa 1908
The Davidson and Case Lumber Company was located on Baltimore. This building later became the Trading Post.

H. Jones General Store and George Sickler&#039;s Dry Goods<br /><br />
Baltimore Street<br /><br />
early 1900s
The H. Jones General Store and George Sickler's Dry Goods store on Baltimore Street in the early 1900s

Bank of Derby<br /><br />
early 1900s
Dr. H. C. Tucker built this building to house his drug store and the Bank of Derby. The Farmers and Merchants Bank was located in this building from 1907 - 1916.

Farmers and Merchants State Bank<br /><br />
26 January 1917
The Farmers and Merchants State Bank was opened in 1907 and in this building 1916-1955.


Left side of postcard:

Jan. 26 - 17

Dear Grace and David,

Rec’d your letter this morning

We are all O.K. I have got a touch of sick…

Train Depot and Grain Elevator<br /><br />
Date Unknown
The Santa Fe train depot and the grain elevator were located south of Kay Street.

Snyder&#039;s Milk Truck<br /><br />
circa 1930s
A delivery man unloads some of Snyder's pasteurized dairy products to the Derby School during the 1930s.

Derby Hotel<br /><br />
circa 1900s
The Derby Hotel was located on the corner of Washington and Baltimore. The postcard is from the 1900s.

Back of the postcard:
Left side: This is the hotel of Derby.
Right side: Mrs. Ashenfelter
Bottom: Minnie

Gertie Chamberlin and Guy Human<br /><br />
Independent Oil Company<br /><br />
circa 1937
Gertie Chamberlin and Guy Human at her filling station in 1937. The station was called the Independent Oil Company. She also had a cafe called Gertie's Cafe.. It was located at 131 N. Baltimore and was closed by Gertie around 1966. Guy was employed…
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