Today we bring you a piece of Plainview's past, courtesy of the wonders of modern technology.
The anonymous video's poster says the .39-second film shot by his father dates to the spring of 1969 and clearly shows the old Finast supermarket at the eastern end of Morton Village. The cars in the lot are simply awesome (check out the Chevy Impala at .34.) The old Plainview post office nearby is briefly visible in the film clip, as well.
The poster did some research and said the "famous six-horse hitch of Clydesdales" belonged to Wilson & Co., a meat packer and distributor that was based out of Chicago and, later, Dallas. See a postcard image of those Clydesdales here.
The old Finast (that's how it was spelled; with an "a") is now the site of the Morton Village ShopRite.
Longtime residents might recall that sometime around that era, the Finast suffered heavy damage from a raging fire at that end of the plaza. The bakery next door burned, as well.
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