These men inspect what were likely lights which were part of a Christmas display on the Shelbyville square in late November 1950. (T-G file photo)
It's late November 1950 in the photo and I'm guessing the lights these men are inspecting are connected with a Christmas display on the courthouse lawn. That's the southeast corner of the Shelbyville square in the background.
The negative's dated Nov. 30, 1950 and only after I got the photo ready to go did I discover that the T-G's November 1950 bound copies are nowhere to be found - so I can't identify the men. I'm sure someone will be able to.
The streets in the background got me to wondering about Depot and South Main Streets years ago. I'm too young to remember Depot before the late 1960s or so -- I can remember the old Cannon Chevrolet and another, smaller used car dealer located about where the T-G parking lot is now, and I can remember the old Dixie Home operations. But what was on Depot Street in earlier years?
And what about South Main? We posted a photo of the old Main Street Church of Christ, and of course Fly Manufacturing Co. and the post office were there, as well as the two former homes of Duck River Electric. What else was there back in the old days?
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