This postcard is a photo of Peacock, Michigan circa 1908-1909. At that time, there was a north-south railway (Pere Marquette) and an east-west railway (Manistee & Grand Rapids) junction in Peacock. I believe that is what is shown by the crossed tracks in the foreground.
Peacock was named for David J. Peacock who became its first postmaster in April 1897. The Peacock post office was discontinued in January 1943. The postcard has a JAN 18 1909 Peacock Mich. postmark and was mailed to Mrs. Minnie McCloud of Cedar Rapid, Iowa with the following message:
Jan 17 1909Dear Sister I am sending you the picture of the City of Peacock. What do you think of it. I think it is a nice place. How is every thing out there. How is ...??
Below is an enlarged detail from the postcard. It is apparent that there is a store in the background, but its name is hidden by a semaphore.
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