May 2022

07May12:00 pm1:00 pmHistory of Business in Madison Co.


Event Details

As part of the Bicentennial Celebration, we will be screening the 1952 short film “Jackson in 1952.” It is believed to have been commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce 70 years ago to help sell the city to prospects.
This is a genuine period piece from 70 years ago, which includes:

—-Downtown Jackson, believed to be on a Saturday, with men in white shirts and ties and women in typical “Sunday dress” for a day of shopping.

—-Jackson’s downtown banks. Harbert identifies many of the people who are leading citizens.

—-Our native son and game show host Wink Martindale at the VFW swimming pool with a girlfriend and some of his buddies. Wink would have been 17 at the time.

—-Bread products being made at a local bakery.

—-Some of Jackson’s civic clubs

—-A local taxicab company and a downtown hotel

—-Brooks Shaw at his desk at Kelly Foods, where he was president

—-A Little League baseball game on a Friday night, believed to be at Rothrock Stadium

—-A number of downtown merchants

Come enjoy this snapshot of history with us!
Event Date: 5/7/22
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Jackson-Madison County Library
Cost: free

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(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Jackson-Madison County LIbrary (Downtown)

433 East Lafayette Street