Montgomery was nearest town to the Solomon farm. When Aunt Marina was a child, she probably made the 5-mile trip into town with her parents in a horse and buggy. By the time she was an adult, the family would have had a car (a Model T??).
Today Montgomery is a shadow of place it once was. Many of the factories closed years ago–and most people shop at malls in outlying areas rather than downtown. When my husband and I recently visited Montgomery, the front window of the Montgomery’s Pharmacy contained a display that showed the town’s proud 125-year history. Aunt Marian was born in 1899–so she would have known the town when it was in its infancy.