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A mystery item in Old Burkesville Street photo



2014-06-12 - 200 block of Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from collection of Dr. James Callison.
A scan of a delightful old photo of Burkesville Street
reveals a mystery item. Near the top of the frame, in the trees, at one o'clock over the car, there's what looks like a street or traffic light fixture suspended over the street. Wonder if anyone noticed before when the picture was posted on CM in May of 2012, with this description: "The Courthouse Clocktower can be faintly made out in this scene looking north on Burkesville Street, in the days when pedestrians were shaded and protected by a line of trees, and by the self limiting speed of the automobiles. The street was wide enough to carry all the traffic of today, and there was on street parking for motorist convenience and even more protection for pedestrians."

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