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Tampa Barbeque Harrison Postcard


The real photo postcard of the Tampa Barbeque in Harrison was taken in the late 1920s. The drive-in/walk-up eatery was on the corner of Maple and First Streets in Harrison just to the south of Walraven’s Car Wash location today. Stacks of lumber can be seen in the background, no surprise since that area was the former site of Wilson’s Mill. The area was platted in 1923 as Wilson’s Third Addition to the City of Harrison. The railroad right of way is just behind the newly platted lots on First Street. Wilson’s Third Addition to the city added parcels to the City of Harrison from the Harrison Elevator Company to Wilson State Park, which land had previously been part of Wilson’s Lumber Mill and Ice Works.


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