Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The City beneath Haver, MT.

These awesome shelves were part of a pharmacy. There were many unique items on these shelves.

As you can see some of the staples of the day included heroin and opium.

This is the smiths shop.

Bootlegging was popular during the early days and this is one of the stills that would have been used to create their moonshine!

This is the funeral parlor. I found it interesting that the caskets you see on the left were used to pick up the bodies and were made out of wicker. I also found it interesting that the undertakers used to cary stethoscope because often a person was presumed dead when their heart actually was beating.

These wedding dresses were very small and are thought to have been worn by girls between the ages of 12 & 16. Times called for girls to marry at such a young age as the life expectancy was not as long as it is today.

This is a bakery and if you look towards the back of the room you can make out the oven. Apparently neighbors loved the bakery in the winter but not so much in the summer.

This is the brothel beneath the streets. There was a secret tunnel that connected the brothel and the hotel. Many people in Haver did not even know that it existed.

Apparently this bar was one of the rowdiest bars in town.

An early dentist office.

This is how the underground town was lit. These glass plates were placed into the sidewalk and allowed the light to penetrate through to underneath the streets. I was suprised at how bright it was.

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