While we’re at it, bring back John Quill and his magic marker.
See the tuning fork-shaped street to the right of “Sixteen” in the old map? That's Catalpa Terrace—when it had a real terrace. Yes, a grassy strip dividing the street. When was the street reconfigured? I had also heard that Sunrise Terrace was once similarly divided, but I have a difficult time picturing exactly where.
How about those Holyoke Millers? I loved the fact that there was a running track cutting through the outfield at Mackenzie Field, and I maintain that the screenwriter for the movie Brewster’s Millions expanded on this quirk and had TRAIN TRACKS bisecting the outfield in the film.
“Relax? There's a goddamn train going through the outfield!”
When the Springfield Civic Center Rocked, Part 4
Thankfully, Google Maps allows me to cruise over and “take a photo” (a computer creen capture) of Carol’s latest incarnation: Fortuna Auto Sales. The shape of this sign has intrigued me since I was a kid. I always thought it looked like a cartoon stomach or kidney.