By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – Most people today would not only be hard pressed to identify the location of our photograph this week, but almost certainly would be surprised to learn where it was. This photograph, although it is not dated, probably was taken in the years following the Civil War. The road is actually Main Street, looking west. The Methodist Church, which was taken down in the 1920s, stood directly opposite the town common. It was replaced by what was known for many years as the Hale Block, the brick building which still stands on that spot today. The flag appears to have been suspended on a rope or wire strung from the church to a spot on the common, perhaps the Civil War monument – from the looks of the trees, this could have been done for the Fourth of July. This same scene today would most likely have a good number of cars and trucks passing through the center on any given day!