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Here Vernon stands behind a 1936 Chevrolet coupe in Falmouth, probably in the summer of 1936 or 1937.

The route sign in the background has an “L,” probably to indicate that US 27 will turn left at the next corner (from northbound Main Street onto West Shelby Street).  Also in the background is the competition:  the M.S. Myers Machine Shop & Garage, offering authorized Buick service.

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In the foreground, the sidewalk in front of Shoemaker’s showroom window was wide enough for wooden benches and a couple of gasoline pumps.  Customers would often pull up to buy just a dollar's worth of gas, which should be enough to get them to Cincinnati, 37 miles away.  They'd stop their cars right on the street, along the curb where the pumps were located.  And my father is standing behind one such car.