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The old Cambridge train station (Photo:Cambridge Memories Facebook Page) The old Cambridge train station (Photo:Cambridge Memories Facebook Page)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- The technology of today is being used to look into the past.  People living in Cambridge have gotten together in a Facebook group to share pictures of the good old days.

The group was created less than a year ago and already has 1,100 members, meaning roughly one in ten people in Cambridge is on this page.  It's called Cambridge Memories, and members are encouraged to share any pictures they have of Cambridge through the years.

Things have changed in Cambridge.  Streets once crowded with Model T's have made room for pickup trucks.  But even though time has passed, there's something familiar about all these pictures.  The Cambridge train station, once the hub of the city, is now home to Powell Realtors and Valerie Brown, a member of the group.

"I like looking at the old cars and trying to figure out what year it was and see how things have changed over the years.  I think it's interesting that even as much as they have changed, they have stayed the same.  You can still see a lot of the architecture that we're known for.  I think it is a really cool site," said Brown.

For some, like State's Attorney Bill Jones, it's a sort of time machine back to childhood in the small city.

"A lot of these things were before me, but a lot of things go back to my childhood.  My brother and I used to beat around town on our bikes and do a lot of shopping, to the extent that middle schoolers shop downtown.  I enjoy seeing the stuff that used to be there, all the stuff we used to go into," said Jones.

Ricky Travers is a history buff, maintaining a museum for his store along the ceiling.  For him, looking up is how you can connect to the history.

"You can still walk downtown, and the bottom might not be the same, but you look at the top of the buildings, the established date on the top or the architecture, and that's still there," said Travers.

The group has created somewhat of a wrinkle in time, to see what Cambridge was like not all that long ago.

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