I was heading home to Indianapolis on the Michigan Road not long ago and reached Logansport as the sun was setting. The Char-Bett drive-in’s lit sign made me think of chocolate malts, so I stopped for one. I’m glad I did, because they were in their final days for the season.

Char-Bett, Logansport

I’ve driven through Logansport countless times, but had never before managed to do it in the evening when I had my camera with me. I was in no hurry, so I stopped to shoot every lighted sign I could find along the Michigan Road. This tavern is on 6th St.

Old Style Inn, Logansport

I saw plenty of Old Style Beer commercials on cable from Chicago as a kid, especially during Cubs games, but I always figured it was just a local brand. This sign has too many elements of the Old Style logo to be a coincidence, so apparently the brand had more reach than I thought. Logansport is at least 100 miles from Chicago.

Old Style Inn, Logansport

The State Theater is around the corner on Market Street, still showing first-run movies. This sign doesn’t look like much in the light of day, but it sure is strong at night.

State Theater, Logansport

Read about the time I led a parade in Logansport. Well, sort of.

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5 responses to “Logansport at twilight”

  1. David Avatar

    Nicely done “light” photos. Guess I’ve always gone through L’port in the daylight!

    1. Jim Avatar

      I’m very lucky that my inexpensive point-and-shoot digicam just loves to take low-light photos.

  2. Lone Primate Avatar

    These are wonderfully colourful photographs, pressed against the twilight like this. They’re a real joy to look at. Very nicely done, IMO. :)

    BTW, I think the movie marquee is only going to get funnier as time goes by and people (quickly) forget there ever was such a movie…

    1. Jim Avatar

      Thanks, LP!

      The anchors on the local morning news program I watch were talking about that movie yesterday morning. They said that whoever wrote it clearly had some involvement at some time with local television news, because a lot of it was spot on. I’m waiting for it to come to the dollar theater near my house, and then the boys and I will go see it.

  3. empirical Avatar
    empirical

    it’s michigan ave.

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