Girard

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The village of Girard has been in the local news the past few days. There was a homicide a few days ago, and the killer has not yet been identified and arrested. I went through my photos from a ride there last July 24 to see if the house where it occurred was one I had photographed. It looks like I did not ride quite that far out of town.

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This is downtown Girard — the main intersection. Kitty-corner across the street is an old general store where I had once stopped for ice cream, but it’s now more a drinking place than a general store. But there was now a sandwich shop. I bought a sub and took it with me. The owner told me she had had the sandwich shop for several years already. It had been a long time since I had last been here.

To get to the murder site you need to turn left here, but I’m not sure how far you’d need to go. I did ride down that road and take several photos of one residence, but it doesn’t fit the description of the one in the news.

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This scene is along the road about a mile west of town — the opposite direction from where the murder took place.

I see that last July I started to tell about the historical anecdote that took me to Girard, but I never finished writing about it. And now I still haven’t.

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