Here's a postcard view of my grandmother's hometown of Martin, Kentucky. Tim Reynolds, whose grandfather was the town's first mayor and who owned the five-and-dime, emailed the image to me a few days ago. After I started writing a book about the town's history, I also started collecting pictures. This one is particularly interesting because of its idealized view of a calm, blue Beaver Creek. No hint of the floods that plagued the town for a hundred years and eventually led to its demise.