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First "Mater" Tom & Carol Lowe dropped the newspaper a note. They picked the first garden grown tomato this year. It was picked in Chestnut June 22. Tom & Carol enjoyed BLT's. Historic Mt. Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department Open House for 125th Anniversary Members of the Mt. Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department will be hosting an open house at the Mt. Pulaski Fire Station July 3 in honor of the 125 th anniversary of the Phoenix Fire Department. Come and see one of the best- kept secrets in Logan County. Mt. Pulaski's Firehouse # 1 is rich in history, from our fire equipment from the late 1800s to our photos from the 19 TM & 20 th centuries. Please come join us from 10 - 2 for free hot dogs, popcorn, fire- house tours, and fun. Washington Street, just south of the square. The main building in the photo is the former Myers Bros. Store. The faded sign on the wall declares "Myers Bros. Men's Furnishings". In thig photo the awning states it is the "H. F. Talmage Store". The little structure on the corner is Jess Stewart's popcorn stand. The next building down is the Zimmerman Grocery; followed by one of the local tavern's featuring Schlitz Beer on Tap. The next 2-story building has a faded sign on the brick wall "Music Store - Pianos". No longer a piano store, it was the Chestnut Hatchery. A close up examination of the shows the main building is undergoing a cornice repair. There's a worker tip there fixing the cornice and there are a series of temporary wood braces. A reader had just come across this photo for the paper when the, What & Where came out last issue. So, you get a "2-fer'. The building was the home of Talmage Clothing back in 1951. And how about this as a Sunbeam Bread promotion. A party of golfers noticed a funeral passing. Ralph suggests to the others, "Why don't we pause a moment and show some respect for the dead." So they remove their caps and stand in ilence as car after car goes by. Finally, Ralph remarks, "There sure are a lot of cars. That person must have been well loved." Bill replies, =Yes. she was. We would have been married 25 years tomorrow." All the buildings shown are gone. The corner location is now the drive-up for The Farmers Bank. PAUL FUHRER knew this corner building is now The Farmers Bank Drive-Up. He also said the photo brought back memories of the pop- corn stand seen on the corner. He knew right off that - back when this photo Was taken - the buildilg was the retail store of Frank Talmage's clothing store. Paul added that next came, Dr. Connelley's office and he's sure that in the photo Ott Allison owned the tavern. JEAN NAYLOR recalled the building and the fire sometime in the 1980s caused by melting ice shorting out the electrical. PS - Jean said it's really, really hot in Arkansas right now. OTHER READER8 recalled the Western Auto store at the location in later years. It's just old days and good times Fadin on by Grandma's sweet smile And warm punkin pie Ise'e it so clearly As I stare at the streets Of this old town With it's houses so neat Why do I remember it So crisp and so clear It's almost as if They was all standing here Those memories come floodin' They wash over me Those old days and good times When life felt so free Maybe those memories Are clouded by time But things seem so clear Through these old eyes of mine That great big Old Walnut Shading the well The wood shed out back All trees grandpa fell Pastures and cows And a crick to wade in An yelling and screaming Weren't a sin It's all just as clear As if it was yesterday I'd go back in a minute Forever to stay 10 t l==J. t I All Occasions Hair. Nails. Make-Up & Photognaphy Call & Get an appointment for your Senior Picsi + + + + Call 871-8094 or 871-3801 364-1300th Ave Lake Fork II, 62541 L - R: Tom Gupton, Jerry Buckles. Diane Hamm, and in the pedal car - Becky Gupton.