Mariposa Beauty Parlor
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+1848) one month ago
Hoping for some assistance from the milescity.com sleuths.

In going through things in the attic of the garage, I found several letters written by Warren Hamel to his wife, Maxine, in 1927. She had gone to visit family in Virginia. I believe Max and Warren were married in 1919. Both passed away in the 1980s. Despite my computer search challenges/limitations, I managed to locate one of their grandchildren in Arizona and have chatted with him on the phone (told you I am old-fashioned--of course he was a bit startled to receive the call about his grandparents from someone he'd never met). Both of their children are deceased now; however, there are additional grandchildren (his siblings) and they are interested in getting the letters and some of the other "treasures" that belonged to Max and Warren that were left here when they moved into Eagle's Manor.

I believe Max was a beautician at one time (yes, I even found some of the old metal rollers in their belongings) and suspect she worked at (or perhaps owned) the Mariposa Beauty Parlor. Since Warren was using the letterhead, it may or may not have still been in existence in 1927. There is an address (of sorts) and a three digit phone number. I rather liked the $.02 postage, as well.

I thought it would be wonderful to provide their grandchildren with a bit more information if possible.

Here's the letterhead and thanks for any help you can provide.

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Posted by David Schott (+17069) one month ago
It seems that the "Kentucky Block" building is 718 Main St. which is the building on the southwest corner of 8th and Main that Stockman Bank just remodeled into Stockman Insurance.

https://npgallery.nps.gov...ea9279d1ea
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+1848) one month ago
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Thanks, Dave! From what their grandson said, they have very few things from or information about their grandparents here--Max and Warren spent about half the year in Arizona where their children/grandchildren were. (Their grandson is close to my age.) The eventual plan is for them to pick up the things I have and I confess I would like to show that MC keeps up with the historical aspects and give them a few details.

I do remember that they lived on Knight and that Warren worked at Ft. Keogh even after he retired from there. He kept the pump running (or something like that). We used to go out and fish for catfish with him there. I don't have much information on Max--except for the beauty shop connection and suspect the family doesn't either.
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