Jerry Plemmons:
In the '50s in particular people in the outlying communities were just beginning to get cars and trucks, and things of that nature. It was not at all uncommon for people to work five hard, full days and a half a day on Saturday, and then load up the family and the neighbors and whoever they could find that wanted to come to Marshall, and come to Marshall. And with all the through traffic that was coming through Marshall and all the local traffic that was coming into Marshall, Marshall on a Saturday afternoon was like most malls at Christmas. The streets were packed, and this was in the summer, in the fall – anytime during the year.

- Jerry Plemmons, a lifetime Madison County resident and energy conservation consultant

Interview with Jerry Plemmons by Rob Amberg, November 10, 2000, Interview K-0506, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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