View looking northwest about 1904
A very early picture of Kiron. Notice the bank is single story which helps date the picture. The Burrows Building, the Ideal Meat Market, the Hanson Hardware are plainly visible. The extended awnings infer summer time. The steeple of the rural Baptist Church which was moved into Kiron in 1899 is clearly visible. In the foreground are the backsides of the Reinking saloon, butcher shop, smoke house, and Thunstroms Harness and Shoe shop.
There must have been a tremendous number of construction laborers expending hours and hours of sweat energy to get so many buildings built and painted in so short a time period. Just think of the effort just in sawing boards. Have you ever built a building just useing a hand saw?