War Comes to Middle America

A hometown Life magazine picture taken in the summer of 1942 by legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstadt.  Loehr Drug Store, Brown Shoe Store, and the St. George Hotel were still there when I grew up.  The shoe store had a fluoroscope–later outlawed as being unsafe.  The courthouse in the background looks the same today.  Parking is less chaotic today.  Traffic flows in a circle around the town square–which is to the right.  This was along the first routing of US Hwy. 66.

Author: warturoadam77p

70 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

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