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Growing Up in a Small Town Meant the Police Knew Where to Find You!

Story Narrative:

"I think the best thing about growing up in a small town was that everybody knew everybody, and I only had about 600 people in the entire school--that's kindergarten all the way through to our high school years. So, if you did something wrong, everybody knew who you were, or they knew your car when you got to high school. If you did something wrong, the two policemen in our town, Bubba and DJ Smith, didn't have to worry about catching us on the main drag because he could just go to our home and wait for us! (Laughs) That's great."

Part of the "Stories from Main Street" project--an effort to collect stories about small-town life across the United States. The project was the brainchild of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, an initiative that brings traveling exhibitions about subjects of national importance to small towns across America.

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