Old Photos DayPosted by penny
I thought I would share some of old photos that I love and hopefully some of you will be able to ‘shed some light’ on them and provide a little history and memories of them.
This was a photo that was taken in 1970 (the year I was born) around the downtown square. There are so many things that I love about this photo. Of course, the first is the clown. I do remember when there were clown just like this one who would be walking in the parades and how fun they were to watch interact with the people. They were always fun clowns and not scary like some can be.
I love the ‘look’ of the cars and trucks. As you can tell, this was before the re-design of the square when parking spaces were different. I cannot remember when the ‘change’ happened but I can vaguely remember when parking was allot like above.
You are looking at the side of the square that Payne’s is on… You cannot really tell in this photo but the big neon sign in the center (background, to the left of the Bank building which is brick) was “The Charles” Restaurant sign. I do not remember this resturant at all but I hope someone can share some history of it with me.
This is an aerial shot of the Jackson County Courthouse but what really got my attention is the location of the clock. I have always thought the clock was in the center of the building but obviously I was wrong. Has it always been on the ‘backside’ of the courthouse? I think our courthouse is one of the prettiest ones that I have ever seen and there is so much about it that I am clueless on….especially the history of it. I am pretty sure that there could be an entire book written on the history of the Jackson County Courthouse.
This photo is of the J.C. Jacobs Banking Company (taken in 1961) and was located on the corner of Willow Street and Broad Street. Patricia Lackey has her attorney’s office here now.
Notice the Clock in the upper left hand corner. I bet there were many people who depended on that clock to know what time it was during the day or night.
This bank was also the only Scottsboro bank that had a Drive-In Window. That was probably a luxury at that time and now, we just expect one to be at not only banks but at pharmacies, restaurants, Dry-Cleaners, etc. How times have changed.
I am not sure when this bank moved locations, etc. but if you have any information on it, please share with me. Was the Drive-In Window an ‘add on’ or was it part of the original bank building?
This photo is not really good or at least the part that caught my attention…. The sign at the top of the photo is for James. A. Gay Sporting Goods and looks from the sign that you could also get guns and tackle there. Where was this located? I have read allot of Scottsboro history but this is one business that I have not heard of before this photo.
I love the car and notice the bike in the bottom left corner. You can tell that was a bike that must have been comfortable and had all the ‘bells and whistles’.
When I look at photos, my imagination grows and I can only picture what Scottsboro must have been like during those days. Then, I think about what my grandchildren will ‘think’ when they look at photos that I have taken around town in the 21st century. They will probably feel the same way that I do about these photos…..Imagine and wish that they could have had one day of living during those years….
If you have any history of the above places, please email me at email@example.com
If you have ever wondered what the difference is between an MRI and a CT/X-rays…This should hopefully make it more understanding. Open MRI of Scottsboro supplied this information so it is from the “Experts” when it comes to this subject.
There are two big advantages that MRI has over CT and conventional x-rays. First, we have to remember (which I did not) that “CT” (Computed Tomography) is just a fancy way of using x-rays.
MRI DOES NOT use x-rays, so there is no IONIZING radiation, which is the stuff that can cause cancer if you get too much of it. (Another “something” that I was not ware of)
MRI has vastly superior soft tissue contrast, which mean that it can make things look to be different that actually are different. For example, fat and muscle are obviously very different types of tissue, but they are similar in appearance on a regular x-ray. Another example is the gray matter and white matter in the brain… CT can make them look just different enough to perceive, but MRI makes it really stand out, allowing you to also see additional structures that normally would not show up on an x-ray.
When you see this picture, you have to smile. But when you see these amazing paper flowers in person at The Wimberly House, you will HAVE to have one or a couple of them. They are fun, bright and you do not have to water them. These are sold individually so you can decide which color you must have…
It is definitely flip flop weather and these cute ‘flops’ that I found at The Wimberly House are too cute. What is even better is the price. They are only $22.50 a pair. These are just a few of the MANY shoes (and flops) that they have in their shop.
WWIC’s music programming is a base of traditional country music. They like to call it “Real Country”. WWIC features some outstanding weekend programs like “Into the Blue” which is three hours of great bluegrass music or for those country music listeners…. you can enjoy “Country Gold”, an outstanding collection of classic country hits, among many others.
WWIC Radio can be found on AM 1050 and you can also go to their website by clicking here.
This is one of the prettiest bars that I have seen and when you look at it, you would think it was custom built. Akins Furniture has always been known for not only quality furniture and you can always count on the very best prices.
Akins Furnitureis located in the old Roden Baggett building on Broad Street and is open every day except Wednesday and Sunday.
This is just another one of the unique pieces of furniture that you will find at Akins Furniture also known as Dogtown, Scottsboro. This end table is one that looks aged and that you would not find in a retail furniture store. I like the pull-out tray at the top of the table that you get many uses out of.
Until next time…