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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hula Hoop Craze Hits Kerrville, Part 2

Even quiet Kerrville is susceptible to national crazes and fads.   Here are photographs of a hula hoop contest on Earl Garrett Street, next to the Kerr County Courthouse.  I'm guessing these shots were taken during the 1950s, by A. C. Jorn.

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Hula Hoop Contest, Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, 1950s

Hula Hoop Contest, Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, 1950s

Hula Hoop Contest, Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, 1950s

Hula Hoop Contest, Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, 1950s
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3 comments:

  1. I'm wondering if the "Mont... Wa..." sign could have been a Montgomery Ward.

    Also, do we know what the other store front sign was for?

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  2. Oops. That comment was Marcus using Amy's browser on accident.

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  3. First off, I was flattered when I thought Amy was looking at my blog. That bubble burst. Darn.

    Here are the businesses in the photo, starting at the back of the block, working toward the viewer:

    1. First Presbyterian Church
    2. Lone Star Gas (now the American Red Cross building)
    3. Unknown
    4. Kerrville Times (not yet the Kerrville "Daily" Times)
    5. Kerrville Cleaning Company
    6. Not sure what's in the old "Quonset" hut building.
    7. Mac's Popcorn Stand
    8. Montgomery Ward

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