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I took this picture while I was home this summer.  Mom had to run into the bank before we went to the Fair. I jumped out and took this photo.

This is main street Emo, the small town where I grew up.

On one side of the street you will find businesses and on the other, a river.  Take a boat across the river and you will find yourself in Minnesota.

 

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image from Google maps.

Back in the day, Front Street included:

The CIBC (where my Mom worked)
Tompkins Hardware
The Drugstore
Bargains Unlimited (a clothing store)*
SEARS (where we could pick up our SEARS catalogue orders)
Gillon’s Insurance
The Old Emo Legion*
Ella’s Pizza (The Pizza Pantry)*
Meyer’s Clothing
Some apartments
Cloverleaf Grocery Store*
The Post Office*
and a laundromat somewhere.  (I remember walking down a set of stairs into a basement – the colour yellow, the smell of laundry detergent, and noisy machines).

*the asterisk means that this business / building is no longer.  It either closed or was relocated.
If you want to walk Front Street yourself, click around and zoom in – with this Google map.