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Picturing the Past 87: Elm Street view in 1958Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 1:30 PM
The scene on Elm Street in Shelbyville following a July 1958 traffic accident. (T-G file photo)
Then it hit me that the street name on the envelope just may be wrong -- and this accident in the photo was actually across from the old Shelbyville Super Market on Elm Street in Shelbyville. Apparently the photographer was standing in front of what was then Central High School.
We're not going to get into posting photos of individuals' tragedies, but no one was seriously injured here (somewhat surprising considering the amount of damage and less-safe cars of that era), and this is a good example of what someone at Central High saw across the street from the 1940s to the 1970s. That view looked much the same in the mid-1970s shortly before CHS moved.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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