Sunday, August 21, 2011


This comment just came in and I thought it should be posted more prominently.

I am the grand nephew of Mike and Brady Meldrum and am currently in the process of developing a plan to restore Hooser. Does anyone have old photos? Old stories? Anything at all would be appreciated!
Mark Gilliland

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Excitement in Old Home Town

I see from a story in the Wichita Eagle from Wed., Aug. 17, that about 150 people had to leave their homes in Cedar Vale for a couple of days because gasoline leaked into the sever system. Apparently all is OK now. It also says that the population is down to "around 500".

This will likely not be news to locals, but most of us are located outside of the area.
Thanks to Jim Hubbard for sending me the link.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

One of the photos

Here is one photo with some editing.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Post Cards of the early 1900's

I have found Post Cards that have Cedar Vale postal stamps on them. From 1909 to 1916. There are many more cards than what I am posting. Just posting those with notes on them. I find it interesting that the notes do not match the picture on the Post Card. Have not looked on internet how and why these were made. I love these old cards. When scanning I had hopes that the printed side and picture side would be side by side. Not so, it seems. Young man with pups is Owen Lavely, he was the son of Jacob & Susie Lavely b 1884 in Cedar Vale (youngest child). He lived in Cedar Vale until his forties, then after 1926 census, find him in Colorado. He died Oct 1971 Tucson, AZ. Jacob & Susie are buried in Cedar Vale Cemetery.