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Picturing the Past 26: WWII in WartracePosted Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 9:22 AM
It's back to more photos of World War II maneuvers in Bedford County, and these also provide a look at Wartrace in the 1940s.
These three are provided by Jerry Fox of Wartrace, who says he doesn't know who the photographer was.
Here's a Jeep in front of the Wartrace well house. At far left the top of a gas pump is visible.
Here are a man and woman (anyone recognize them?) in front of a tank in Wartrace. In the background is the old NC&StL Railroad freight house.
These tanks are on Spring Street in Wartrace with the Walking Horse Hotel in the background. Note the Wartrace fountain, still there today and still working, to the left. Was Spring Street paved then? This looks like a gravel road.
There's also a photo in Bell Buckle City Hall of a tank which rammed a bank, and I've seen a newspaper account of a fatal military plane crash near Wartrace (I seem to remember several were killed) during those years. Obviously a busy time in Bedford County.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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