In the 1950s and 1960s Concord was technically a city, but it more closely resembled a small town. Remote from the larger world, change was slow to arrive - the stunning death of a popular young President, and a war that would tear the country apart and reassemble it as something nobody recognized.
But those innocent decades were a seemingly endless summer, and young residents reveled in it. Riding bikes through the National Guard Armory grounds, hitching a snowy slide on the back of a mail truck and walking barefoot to the corner store for a Coke from the big red cooler. Entertainment was always free, from the Nevers Band to amateur fashion shows.
Author Kathleen Bailey and photographer Sheila Bailey unveil a portrait of a town during a simpler time.