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Picturing the Past 116: Gas station in 1940Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 1:26 PM
Tarpley's Service Station in 1940. (Contributed photo)
Bayard Tarpley, father of a well-known attorney of the same name, operated the station.
What was the name of the street which ran beside the station? This would be in the same location as today's Lane Parkway.
So much of Shelbyville was rebuilt during the 1960s urban renewal years. I've seen aerial photos of Shelbyville in the 1950s and before but didn't get to walk those long-gone streets. It must have looked so different then.
Coming next week: Looking around in the 1960s-1970s files for something interesting.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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