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Western Auto - Remember when Christmas was spelled this way



2012-12-07 - South Central Kentucky - Photo by Randall Smith. A lot of South Central Kentuckians remember when Western Auto, at this time of the year, was as synonymous with Christmas as Ben Franklin, Firestone, Munson's, and the Louisville Store were back then or Walmart is today. It was the place where Santa bought those shiny Western Flyer bicycles. The sign above adorned a building now undergoing adaptive reuse, (which I'll post later on CM) with information about this sign and the building. In the meantime, I'm wondering 1) how many of the towns around us had Western Auto's - you'd think they would be as essential as courthouses, Baptist Churches, and Dairy Queens to have a proper town - or 2) If anyone remembers the proprietors/owners, of the stores in order of ownership, in each of the proper towns which had the stores. Let me know, or send the information to CM. The photograher's shadow is that of my brother, Randall Smith. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, 99.9 FM, the Big Dawg, Campbellsville, KY
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