By the 1950’s and 60’s, the country was reaching the end of a long period of sustained industrial growth. It was the heyday of big-ticket manufacturing and infrastructure projects which provided a great number of jobs in the communication, transportation, utility and public works industries.
But at the end of the workday, everybody returned to Main Street. This is the place where friends gathered and business took place, where people exchanged ideas and inspiration. Neighbors communicated in person, on paper, or by telephone, and they connected to the larger world through radio or TV.