Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday's Fact

Did you know that the downtown Smithland sidewalks were brick for many years? It's true, according to an article in an area newspaper.[1]

"The town council has let the contract and work is well under way for building concrete sidewalks throughout the entire town. Court and Front streets are the first to be laid and after that the others, as fast as the work can be done. The old brick walks, some of which have been in use over fifty years, are full of holes and have long since become an eyesore to our more enterprising citizens."

I didn't know that!

[1] "Affairs at Smithland," Crittenden Press, 31 May 1908, p. 1.

Published 22 January 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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