Elbe, July 4 1904

Elbe July 4, 1904
Elbe July 4, 1904

This shot if from the 1904 July 4th celebrations in Elbe. Back then the town was a little more built up.

The population list for Elbe in 2000 was only 21 people.

Historical Fact (taken from Wikipedia): Elbe used to be called Brown’s Junction, but the post office wanted a shorter name. The settlers met and decided to honor the pioneer settler Henry C. Lutkens who had come from the valley of the “Elbe” in Germany.

I’ve always wondered what other names were batted around at that meeting. Maybe Lutkenberg?

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