Combs street bridge looking north toward Rubey street.
Paris Public Library, Main at Locust
Union covered bridge SW of Paris, near U.S. 24.
way to see the sights of Paris is to click on the map below.
On a typical Saturday night in the summer of 1950,
the citizens of a small town in northeast Missouri--population about 2000--strolled
Main street until eleven PM. Many stores were open until that time, and
there was even a person on the sidewalk selling popcorn. It wasn't unusual.
In many small towns in America during the early 1950s stores closed late
and groups of people strolled the sidewalks until nearly midnight. Those
days are gone, of course, and in many cases, the small towns are gone as
Yet, all have a history. The photos and panoramas seen in this photoessay
will eventually be a part of a project to document small town life in America
during the mid-twentieth century. Stay tuned!
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