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Capturing an era of Shelton on film

Old photos 'are fascinating to look at ...'

In the late 1960s and early '70s, Dennis Meurer wandered the streets of his hometown of Shelton capturing black-and-white images with his camera.

A pair of young guys in blue jeans lean on a car inside the Mell Chevrolet sales room on First Street in the fall of 1970. Simpson employees work inside the mill's roundhouse, now gone. Shoppers stroll past the shops on West Railroad Avenue.

"It was more or less for myself," Meurer said in an interview with the Journal. "It's a form of hoarding."

His images are on display in the new exhibit "The Photography of Dennis Meurer: Shelton, 1968-1974" at th...


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