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A Nostalgic Trip Down Main Street

ByTracy Reinhardt

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The advent of shopping malls often spelled a death knell for downtown. Large merchants followed the trend by moving into the mall, and soon changed shopping habits for many small towns. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is one such town. The large department stores disappeared from the downtown leaving behind only memories. But downtowns still survive. This book contains pictures from Main Street in Fond du Lac, WI taken in 1966-1970, an era of downtown and merchants that now comprise nothing but memories. Stores with elevators and elevator operators. Stores with pneumatic tubes. Stores with a bubbler out front on the sidewalk. It also lists the city directory listing for those same store addresses for the years 1921, 1940, 1960 and 1980. Included are photos of the time in 1953 when Main Street was rebuilt. Some buildings might be gone, but this book allows you to take another stroll down Main Street in a time when life seemed simpler.

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Publication Date
Jun 5, 2022
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Tracy Reinhardt

Specifications

Pages
156
Binding
Hardcover
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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