JBSTRANGER

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#21 Oct 1, 2008
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<quoted text>From day 1 , the fountain square had a grey concrete , pebble grain surface wall around it - in the early 60's , my uncle , George Raymond Abbott , laid the brick finish on the walls - the light house was still there and working - Last time I saw the light house , it was in a yard on Slate Branch Rd.- Log cabin - in front of the golf course -
Still has the wall, but no longer the trees like they use to be.

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#22 Oct 1, 2008
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Still has the wall, but no longer the trees like they use to be.
And last but not least - There used to be a very diverse group of people who pretty much lived downtown - They could be seen on the square any hour , day or night - While some may have had cloudy reputations , they were labled with many names , like , drunks - wino - bums - street walkers - regardless of their hobbies or professions , they were also part of Somerset's history -
JBSTRANGER

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#23 Oct 1, 2008
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<quoted text>And last but not least - There used to be a very diverse group of people who pretty much lived downtown - They could be seen on the square any hour , day or night - While some may have had cloudy reputations , they were labled with many names , like , drunks - wino - bums - street walkers - regardless of their hobbies or professions , they were also part of Somerset's history -
yes they were labeled, but i had spent many evening with my father and grandfather talking about many things and that is a part of where my family history was told to me. Does anyone remember when the trian station was operating, or do you remember when the train tracks use to be in front of the court house ( which is all road now)
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London, KY

#24 Oct 1, 2008
yes the tracks was for troley cars.yes i remember the train station

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#25 Oct 1, 2008
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yes they were labeled, but i had spent many evening with my father and grandfather talking about many things and that is a part of where my family history was told to me. Does anyone remember when the trian station was operating, or do you remember when the train tracks use to be in front of the court house ( which is all road now)
I ain't old enuff to recall the trolley trax , but it ran from town - down S. Main to Murphy - and then to the Ferguson shops ( Crane property ) Some called it the Car Line - As to the railroad -( see earlier post ) I rode the Royal Palm Express passenger train more than once - from the Somerset depot to Harriman , Tenn.- and a school field trip to B'side - 1957 -

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#26 Oct 15, 2008
Knowitall9 wrote:
<quoted text>From day 1 , the fountain square had a grey concrete , pebble grain surface wall around it - in the early 60's , my uncle , George Raymond Abbott , laid the brick finish on the walls - the light house was still there and working - Last time I saw the light house , it was in a yard on Slate Branch Rd.- Log cabin - in front of the golf course -
Speaking of old Somerset - who remembers - Pulaski Funeral Home on South Central - The huge green house and floral shop at the S E corner of S Central and E Bourne ??
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London, KY

#27 Oct 15, 2008
i remember them.does anyone remember the old feed mill on corner of mkt . st.and south main.somerset machine shop on the other corner of mkt,st.and south central. where methodist parking lot is,

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#28 Oct 15, 2008
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i remember them.does anyone remember the old feed mill on corner of mkt . st.and south main.somerset machine shop on the other corner of mkt,st.and south central. where methodist parking lot is,
Run thru the mill many times - Joe waddle had the machine shop - Carter Ross also had a dry cleaners attached to the shop -
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#29 Oct 15, 2008
I remember when the old libray was the post office, also The Cotton Shop, Morton's, The Fair Store, Harry's Market, The Newtonian Hotel (where Citizens Bank is located. Gosh I can even remember the Fourth Ward School, which was across the street from A & W on Hwy 27, about where Wendy's is. It was not open, but the building still stood when my Momma would take me to A & W for a Dixieburger. I also remember sitting in the back of her car on the shoulder of Hwy 27 where Treado Chevrolet is now and watching the Drive Inn Theater which sat facing north on Hwy 27 (in the location of Hardee's now!!!) We couldn't afford to pay to get in, couldn't hear it either, but it sure was fun. Mom with five little girls wasn't easy to raise alone! Gosh I am only 55 and can remember all this, at least I still have part of my brain left, lol.
downtown

London, KY

#30 Oct 15, 2008
dont remember waddle. the one i remember was wallace moody.
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#31 Oct 15, 2008
down town wrote:
i remember them.does anyone remember the old feed mill on corner of mkt . st.and south main.somerset machine shop on the other corner of mkt,st.and south central. where methodist parking lot is,
I remember the old feed mill, me and granny would walk there to get old feed sacks, she use to make me and my sisters dresses from them.
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London, KY

#32 Oct 15, 2008
does anyone remember the chev. car lot across st from mill. years ago.
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Brownsville, TN

#33 Oct 15, 2008
Knowitall9 wrote:
<quoted text>I ain't old enuff to recall the trolley trax , but it ran from town - down S. Main to Murphy - and then to the Ferguson shops ( Crane property ) Some called it the Car Line - As to the railroad -( see earlier post ) I rode the Royal Palm Express passenger train more than once - from the Somerset depot to Harriman , Tenn.- and a school field trip to B'side - 1957 -
knowitall9--I have always heard that the reason Murphy Avenue never had potholes was because of the car line. I remember everything that you have mentioned, with the exception of Lay-Simpson being somewhere other than where it is now, maybe one other place you mentioned. If I gave you a hint or two, you could guess who I am,I'm a few years younger than you but I never went to Ferguson.

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#34 Oct 15, 2008
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knowitall9--I have always heard that the reason Murphy Avenue never had potholes was because of the car line. I remember everything that you have mentioned, with the exception of Lay-Simpson being somewhere other than where it is now, maybe one other place you mentioned. If I gave you a hint or two, you could guess who I am,I'm a few years younger than you but I never went to Ferguson.
I believe it was '63-'65 , Murphy Ave. was reworked and newly paved - Shortly thereafter , the city of Somerset cut ditches across in front of every house for the sewer - totally destroying the street - while digging , they found railroad spikes - pieces of rail and all kinds of good junk - the rail line or car line ran from a barn either in Huffaker or on college st. down thru town - thru the area where the square is now - followed S main st. to the junction w/ Griffin & Jacksboro - then down Murphy to what was called the Ferguson Railroad Shops ( now the Crane property -) Also , on that property were some concrete bunkers - I heard they were ammo bunkers for the National Guard , when they used to do tank manuevers out in the field - I wasn't bornded , or hatched then but thats what I heard from older folks -

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#35 Oct 15, 2008
To back up a little bit - On the block from Somerset Pharmacy going south - where the bank is now - Lay - Simpson had a store there that burned - Don't remember when , exactly - after that someone built the current structure - Used to be a restaurant in it called the Colony Rest . - which used to be owned by a very good friend of mine ( now deceased )

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#36 Oct 15, 2008
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knowitall9--I have always heard that the reason Murphy Avenue never had potholes was because of the car line. I remember everything that you have mentioned, with the exception of Lay-Simpson being somewhere other than where it is now, maybe one other place you mentioned. If I gave you a hint or two, you could guess who I am,I'm a few years younger than you but I never went to Ferguson.
Hearing that , you could've been a P C 'er or a Briar Jumper - I've been around and in public so much , I can't get away with anything - everybody knows me where ever I go -

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#37 Oct 15, 2008
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does anyone remember the chev. car lot across st from mill. years ago.
I remember the car lot -then a service station ( maybe Wendell Marcum & Marshall Toohey ) also a car lot dead in front of Somerset city hall & the current Lay- Simpson store - between the Food Fair parking lot and the house on the corner of E Mt. Vernon & Crawford - Maybe Tilleys ??

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#38 Oct 15, 2008
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dont remember waddle. the one i remember was wallace moody.
Wallace Moody - Joe Waddle - Lee Brassfield - EDMayfield - Wayne Burton -?? Dugger - and others-
downtown

London, KY

#39 Oct 15, 2008
the turning place for the trollies was on college st .it was where oaklawn subdivision is now. also sue to be carnivals come in there .built locker plant there by pond. people took their frozen meat there for storage also.

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#40 Oct 15, 2008
downtown wrote:
the turning place for the trollies was on college st .it was where oaklawn subdivision is now. also sue to be carnivals come in there .built locker plant there by pond. people took their frozen meat there for storage also.
Was it Oaklawn or across the street where the gas service bldg. is now ??

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