Main Street, Austin, Minn.

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Main Street, Austin, Minn.

By: Anonymous (not verified) | Item of the Day | March 9, 2023

These postcards from our collection show two different perspectives of the city of Austin, MN: A Main Street scene from 1920, and an Interstate off-ramp in about 1975.

Main Street postcard:
Freeway postcard: