Naturally, I started with the online digital archives. Nothing beats researching from the beneath an electric blanket on a cushy couch at home. I started with a collection of 1940s/50s postcards of the valley... All 900 of them. Around 700 something, I hit pay dirt. I found a bonified postcard of my house as the "Traveler's Inn & Coffee Shop"!! Hell's yeah historical researching skills!
Check it out! It's the place to be! Why else would there be a postcard of it?
But if you look closely, you can see that the postcard picture isn't cropped as closely to the house... Letting you see more of the tree that is currently the stump in our backyard AND a really sweet (probably black) car. Love.
Aside from that, the postcard is a much cleaner image, so I'm really jazzed up about it! Just look! Isn't it beautiful?
Once I finish browsing through the rest of the online archive collections, my next step will be to head out to the actual library and dig into some newspaper microfiche! Maybe go through some obituaries and look at some cemetery plots. The very thought makes me giddy! Does that make me a sick person?