Central Street, 1941

This is a photo of Central Street, 1941.

Lots to see in this photo. Here are just a few items of note. We lost the immediate building on the left to a fire last year. It served so many uses over the decades such as the service/gas station which you can see in the photo. The old post office bridge (built in 1935) was just recently replaced with a new one last year. You can see the relatively new Yankee Bookstore (establised in 1935) that was downstairs, just beyond the bridge where you can buy ice cream and pies now. If you have ever been in the Creamery, the Western Union was located in that space. The grill was in there too. The post office on the right was officially dedicated in 1938. The flag hanging above the street is a service flag which is defined as a white field with a red border, with a blue star for each family member serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities. The gold star represents a family member who died during Military Operations.

Please share your observations and remembrances as well. Enjoy!

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