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Juniper Drive protest, 1966

Posted on August 8, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Traffic-ridden and speed-driven Juniper Drive residents formed a blockade in May 1966 in an effort to emphasize the need for official recognition of their “drag strip” problems. Talking with some of the mothers who marshaled the forces was Lexington Police Captain Espy Hedger. The blockaders, all women, mothers of some of the 63 children on the street, seated themselves in lawn chairs arranged across Juniper about midway between Balsam and Winterberry Drives. The mothers took action because they said that they had failed in more than a year to get action from the Lexington Police Department. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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