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Broad Street, East of Main Street, New Castle, Indiana

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New Castle, known as "The Rose City" in the early 1900s, was the major grower of the American Beauty Rose. Damage from the 1917 tornado, competition, and export decline during WWI combined to destroy the city's rose industry.View of one side of Broad Street in New Castle, Indiana. The large building on the far left is "Burr's Block." Interurban tracks run down the middle of the street and the wires are seen overhead

Topics: Henry County (Ind.); New Castle (Ind.); Business districts; Storefronts; Utility poles; Street lights; Awnings; Street railroad tracks
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1900
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