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Picturing the Past 108: Dixie Service StationPosted Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 2:47 PM
Dixie Service Station, which once stood at the Madison-North Main intersection in Shelbyville. (Photo submitted by Randy Throneberry)
Dixie Service Station stood at the southeast corner of the "big intersection" -- Madison and North Main streets.
Thanks to Randy Throneberry for bringing by this photo of the gas station at which he once worked. This appears to have been shot sometime in the 1950s, judging by what looks like an early 1950s Chevrolet service truck at right and what appears to be the front fender of an early-or-mid-1950s car.
Am I mistaken in thinking there were once three service stations at that intersection along with the Rebel Maid restaurant on the northeast corner?
This building was demolished to make room for what is today's Rite Aid drug store.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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