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Old 06-04-2013, 06:46 AM
Status: "serving a suspended sentence for not being a right winger" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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So I have to give props to one of my Flickr contacts who in 1973 stood at the intersection of Assembly and Blossom and shot a man coming toward him in an open car. Oh, that man was President Nixon!

(C) Hunter-Desportes 1973 (All photos) Technically, he lists them under the Creative Commons license explained here. Creative Commons — Attribution 2.0 Generic — CC BY 2.0 He basically wants Attribution)

Looking down Blossom. Railroad bridge is now gone. The VW place would be where the Strom Thurmond Fitness Center is now.


Presidential Motorcade (1973) by Hunter-Desportes, on Flickr


Presidential Motorcade (1973) by Hunter-Desportes, on Flickr


Presidential Motorcade (1973) by Hunter-Desportes, on Flickr

And now looking up toward Assembly. Nixon was said to be going to the State House.


Presidential Motorcade 1973 (Columbia, S.C.) by Hunter-Desportes, on Flickr
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Nice pics. I noticed they were still working on the sidewalk in front of the coliseum even back then.
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