SUN-GAZETTE FILE PHOTO
The theme “Cross Only at Corners” is featured on a safety poster that was distributed to all elementary schools in Lycoming County in January 1963 by the automobile club as part of a regular monthly safety program. The club was urging adults to set the example for children to help youngsters develop the safety habit of crossing only at intersections. It did not seem to get the desired results, judging from this photo taken on Pine Street between West Third and West Fourth streets. Fast forward to 2014. None of those stores remain in that block, all having closed and moved away in the decades since.