I guess I must be older than dirt, because I remember when there was nothing on t.v. but a test pattern in the afternoon. I also remember streetcars. Illinois Central were colored light green and cream, St. Louis were red and cream. There were also trolleys that came through Granite from Springfield and Alton to St. Louis.
We had an egg man that delivered eggs. We called him 'Tennessee' because he came from there (we enjoyed his visits cause he was so friendly and always chatted with my dad)...as meany came up north for good paying jobs from the south in those days. Lol...many I knew claimed to be from a town called 'Dover' (I think it was in Tennessee).
Other things about G.C.:
colored t.v. in the lobby of the Washington Theater.
The place where Fornazewski is used to be live poultry store.
The Bella Vista on Long Lake on Rt. 203 near Mitchell.
Park N' Eat, Norb's, Barney's, the White Swan.
The air field next to Horseshoe Lake.
Before you could buy a bag of ice at a grocery or convenience store we used to get a block of ice from a coal & Ice house at a place near E 23rd and Bromley.
So fun to remember the past...! Thanks again, Sleuth...!