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Downtown Terre Haute, Indiana in the Snow, 1950s

Downtown Terre Haute, Indiana in the Snow, 1950s

Downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, photographed during winter in the early 1950s by Robert L. McKee.

Downtown Terre Haute taken at 7th Street and Wabash Avenue shooting westward down Wabash Ave. The intersection of 7th and Wabash is known as the "Crossroads of America" as all of the national highways crossed this point at one time. It is along the "Old National Road" corridor.

Submitted by Beth McKee Olson, daughter of Robert L. McKee

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This picture was taken probably in the mid to late 1970's. The empty parking lot on the right was occupied by a building into the early 1970s, and the automobiles are all from the 1970s or late 1960s. The winter of 1976-76 had a lot of snow, as I remember, and I wrecked my car on the ice on Wabash avenue at 25th street, about 2 miles east of this location. On the left side of the picture in the forground you can see O'Day's resturant and OSCO drugs. The green painted building had a teen hangout on the second floor called "The Loft".

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