View of Downtown Vossburg - Old Hwy 11 - Circa 1920

This photo was displayed in the Vossburg Post Office and was owned by Miss Grace Wells, wife of Leroy Wells. Leroy operated the Turner Store (building on the left) for many years.

AS A CHILD AND A YOUNG ADULT I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE OLD [Turner] STORE THAT MY AUNT [Grace Wells] AND UNCLE [Leroy Wells] BOUGHT FROM MR. [Oscar] LEE.  MY AUNT TOLD ME THAT THE TIMBERS WHICH REACHED FROM THE GROUND TO THE TOP OF THE PITCHED ROOF WERE SAWED IN ENTERPRISE, MS. AND MOVED TO VOSSBURG ON THE RAILROAD. THEY WERE THEN PUT ON WHEELS AND PULLED UP THE HILL WITH MULES.  WHEN THE STORE WAS TAKEN DOWN THEY SAWED THEM IN HALF WITH A CHAIN SAW BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT HANDLE TIMBER THAT LONG. - GEORGE ARLEDGE

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Details from the above Photo

Storefront of Chester Arledge Store - Note manual gasoline and motor oil pumps - Next Building on Right is Believed to be Dr. Stafford's Office

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Two unidentified men talking - Unidentified man in foreground on horseback - Martin's Store and Garage is behind the white billboard. Gas pumps are beneath the covered island on the left.

Group of customers outside the entrance to Turner's Store. In the distance, Hwy -11 is visable as it curves toward the railroad bridge. Turner's warehouse is also visable of left, beyond the store.

 

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