Both of these images are the same block of Main Street at Christmastime: the one looking north, and one facing south between Third and North Park Streets.  

The arched lights over Main were pretty new in 1909, and proved to be conveniently suitable for stringing garland and mistletoe.

Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Sunday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.