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Picturing the Past 110: Buggies hit the roadPosted Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 12:12 PM
These buggies were all sold on one day - March 26, 1910 - by Robinson-McGill Hardware Co. on the Shelbyville square.
This photo is dated March 26, 1910 and a note says these are 10 of 12 buggies sold. Remember, by that time cars were coming on the scene.
Go here for a closer view and you'll more clearly see other storefronts: Shelbyville Shoe & Clothing Co. and Blue Front Drug Store, "The Prescription Drug Store" with owner S.G. Butler's name prominently displayed.
The posters advertise "Meadow Brook Farm" playing at the Opera House. And a sign atop the building identifies this as the Frierson Block.
Quite different times 100 years ago.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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