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Stall and crawl on the Central Artery

Traffic on the Central Artery in 1971

Not much of a skyline along the highway in 1971.

On May 17, 1971, photographer Gene Dixon snapped some shots of traffic on the Central Artery downtown.

Look at that cram and jam:

Cars stuck on the Central Artery

From the BPL's Brearley Collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.



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It could be debated that taking pictures like this would be more treacherous than talking on your phone!

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Not so if you're sitting in traffic and not moving at more than a crawl.

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As well as the family Griswoldmobile.

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Check them out in the background under construction. Henry Cobb design.

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