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#1 Oct 4, 2008
When this photo was taken...gas was not 50 cents...it was more like 29-35 cents.
thanks rumboogy

United States

#2 Oct 5, 2008
thanks for sharing this picture. I was in elementary school when Main St. was changed. My mom use to tell me stories of main street and how it was the big Saturday event. She's in Heaven now, but I bet she would know.
guest

United States

#3 Oct 5, 2008
thats awesome!!!!!!thanks
Popeyejohnson

United States

#4 Oct 9, 2008
I remember when main street changed, people were taking out ads in the news paper for new track shoes so they could run the new obstacle course.....
pop

Blytheville, AR

#5 Oct 9, 2008
I am in the red car

“Elvis has left the building”

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#6 Oct 9, 2008
Popeyejohnson wrote:
I remember when main street changed, people were taking out ads in the news paper for new track shoes so they could run the new obstacle course.....
My Mom was one the main people writing those ads. Her and Tommy Little (mayor) went at quite a bi9220t during those times! She said in a letter to the editor that changing Main street would kill the business,a on Main... And now look at it.
OKC

Tahlequah, OK

#7 Oct 9, 2008
I found this picture on Leigh Thomas' website - here's what her site says about the pic (actually a postcard):

Vintage 1962 Mainstreet Blytheville (Arkansas) postcard

This 1962ish postcard shows a view of Main Street in Blytheville, Arkansas looking east from Broadway. On the right you can see the Edythe Shoppe, Bostonian Shoes, a hardware store (Foxdrew & Sons?), and Halsell & White Furniture (307 West Main). On the left is Western Auto, Westbrook’s Family Shoe Store, another shoe store (Bash?), and the Ritz Theater showing Pat Boone in the movie State Fair (I believe this movie was released sometime in spring, 1962).

The back of this postcard reads "Blytheville, the home of the NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST, is a fast growing city located in the rich and historic Delta country of Mississippi County, Arkansas. Livestock, cotton, soy beans, and diversified farming, along with the fast growing industrial interests of the community, contribute to the wealth and fast growth of this trade center."

Here's the web address: http://www.leighthomas.com/scrapbook/album/72...
gregory

Little Rock, AR

#8 Jul 29, 2012
Could not believe it when they changed main street to a slalom course!

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