Thanks for the photo. I grew up nearby and skated here in the 60s. My parents used to speak of the popular bands and acts of the 20s & 30s that used to frequent here and how actor Dick Powel got loaded and drove his new car into the pond out back. It was rumered that it was still at the bottom of the pond in the 60s!
Please contact me at alaskanedge@gmail if you know of any Voshell's in the Butlerville area. Especially anyone who may remember the family.
Thanks for this picture. I remember going over this bridge many times as a kid. I will look to see if there are any pictures of the 10th st bridge. been 32 years since I moved from Anderson.
Here's a picture I shot of the grave back in 2000:
I can remember when the east span of the bridge collapsed after a semi had driven over it. The span on the right in the picture is the one that replaced it. In fact, I heard the collapse but I didn't see it. I lived about 3 blocks east of the bridge on College Drive.
Anderson used to have tens of thousands of jobs from Delco-Remy and Guide Lamp divisions of General Motors. I worked in the location pictured above for 8 years in the 70s but now all those jobs are gone, and as you can see from the Google Earth map, there's nothing left of Plant 17 but an empty patch of dirt.
Lots of bluegill in that little pond and my granddad, on the left, spent as much time as he could there.
Well known as a haunted graveyard around this area. Also a lover's lane when I was in high school back in the late 60s. It had fallen into disrepair for many years but this picture seems to indicate that it's in better shape now.