The above photo was discovered in The Trimble Banner archives with no identifying information. If you know when and where the photo was snapped, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call (502) 255-3205.
This old picture postcard, a segment of which was published on Page 4 of last week's newspaper, depicts Milton in the early 1930s shortly after the completion of the Milton-Madison Bridge. At that time the highway from Bedford to Milton was still known as Highway 37 and the Milton Hill was known originally as the Federal Hill Road. The large building in the foreground is still standing and presently houses Jazzy's Discount Tobacco. Note that there was not yet a service station where the present-day Swifty station is located. This empty lot was the site of the Long Brothers' Standard Oil station for a number of years. The bridge appears dark in this photograph because it was originally painted green. Leroy Liter called to identify last week's photo as the curve at the bottom of Milton Hill. From left to right is Adcock's Garage - now where Jassy's is; ladies/gents restrooms (outhouses); Buddy Conn's garage (where the car wash stands today); U-Turn Inn - restaurant & filling station; Rowlett's Grocery sits behind the trees (left of the road); Milton Post Office (right side of the road); Ashby house (on right) and then the Chiropractors building. Rand McEndre, Lexington, sent an email identifying the photo as having been taken of downtown Milton. McEndre specifically called attention to the twin outhouses and old car in the yard of the gas station property where the Dairy Queen is presently located. This photo and others of early day Trimble County may be viewed at www.nkyviews.com.