This vintage real photo postcard offers a street view of Dobson’s Store, in Stoystown, Pennsylvania. Three upstanding citizens of the town can be seen in the photograph. Note that the thoroughfare is a dirt road. There are a number of posts in front of the sidewalk. I wonder it they were used to hitch horses. This postcard was published by G S Dobson; the proprietor of Dobson’s Store. The 1910 US census lists George S. Dobson (1863-1944) as a merchant (department store). He was married to Ellen L Dobson (1867-1947), nee Straub,for 26 years. George and Ellen lived with their son Albert (age 21), daughter (age 4), and Ellen’s sister. Albert worked as a salesman in the family business. The 1920 US census finds the family intact, but both George and his son were unemployed. Here is some information about Stoystown, the home of George’s store. The town is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan area. Originally the site of Stoystown was an encampment and a supply depot during the French & Indian War. The town was founded by hunter Daniel Stoy in 1774. Stoy later served in the Revolutionary War. Stoysville is near the site where flight 93 crashed on September 11th, 1001.   SOLD

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