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Downtown Lexington traffic, 1951

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Hundreds of out-of-town automobiles added to the difficulty of a typical downtown Lexington traffic jam March 17, 1951. Thousands of loyal fans of teams in the 34th annual state high school basketball tournament flocked to the city for the semi-finals and finals being held at Memorial Coliseum. Clark County won the tournament defeating Cuba 69-44. The photo was taken from the First National Bank Building, with a view toward the east including the busy Main and Limestone intersection. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Hundreds of out-of-town automobiles added to a typical downtown Lexington traffic jam on March 17, 1951. Thousands of loyal fans of teams in the 34th annual state high school basketball tournament flocked to the city for the semi-finals and finals, being held at Memorial Coliseum. Clark County won the tournament, defeating Cuba 69-44. The photo was taken from the First National Bank building, with a view toward the east, including the busy Main Street and Limestone intersection. The buildings at this intersection are what is now the CentrePointe construction site. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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