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Downtown South Bend - 1950's

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Topic Businesses
Image Source Private Collection - American Trust Company
Image Notes The picture shows a block of stores on Michigan Street from Washington Street to Colfax Avenue, South Bend, Indiana, circa 1950. Information from former employee of American Trust Bank.
Time Period The 1950-1960’s
Image Date 1950s
Keywords Michigan Street

Additional Information & Sources

Historical Background 200,000 people greeted President Dwight Eisenhower when his 40 car motorcade moved down Michigan Street in 1952. Information from sources below.

Additional articles available on Eisenhower's visit to South Bend include:
"Eisenhowers' Smiles Set Couple Apart."
"Crowd Packs Main Street: 'We Want Ike'"
"Record-Breaking Ike Crowds Lift Hopes of County's GOP."
"South Bend Tour Called Best Ike Stop To Date."
"Mamie Captures South Bend With Her Friendly Manner."
"Handshaking Becomes City's Popular Sport."
"Police Forces Preparing For Huge Crowds Monday."
"President is Greeted by 200,000."
"Plan to Tour Notre Dame; Speak at Notre Dame."
"Monday Ike Day In South Bend"
"City Awaits First Parade Of Train Tour."
Books & Videos

Newspaper Articles St. Joseph County Public Library Local & Family History Services, Clipping File - Facts About South Bend - Visitors, Noted - E - Eisenhower

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