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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hillgrove's Historic Signs


Up until WW1 there were over 50 stores and businesses operating in Hillgrove's main street, today there is not one! (that's if you don't count the controversial antimony mine).  Today there are a large number of signs and information panels which locate and given detailed information about the shops and their owners.




This historic picture of a Labour march shows the extensive nature of the main street, today it's mostly paddocks with the odd house.

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  1. Reversal of fortunes, I guess.

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  2. Where did it go? What happened? I'll scroll back and see if you have more.

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  3. Sallie it was a gold mining town and the gold ran out.

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  4. These are wonderful. Main Street really was a main, long street in its day. genie

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  5. Love your blog posts. Great to see places where family once lived. I'd like to nominate you for a 2012 Blog of the year award. http://genealogymatters2me.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/blog-of-year-award-not-1-but-2-stars.html

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    1. Oh Sharon, not sure if my blog is that good, but i enjoy doing it.

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  6. It's strange how these small towns a villages just seem to disappear. The same thing has happened in Canada.

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  7. I have never seen such signs for a disappeared town - interesting concept.

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  8. Reminds me of Kiandra up in the Snowies which is also just a town of "signs".

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