Joe Long sent me this comment back a few years ago, about main street in downtown Salisbury in the 1950s
On Saturday everyone in Salisbury that owned a car used to drive uptown and
park their cars on Main St. Then they would walk home, eat dinner, and walk
back to sit and watch people walk back and forth on Main St. All the stores
stayed open late and it was the place to be seen that evening. I have a lot of
beautiful memories of the old Salisbury and it is sad to see what so-called
progress has done to the town.
To a teenager now day it may sound hokey but it really was no different than going to the mall or beach boardwalk today. It seems to be a basic human desire to see other people or be seen by other people.