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Downtown Kokomo
Downtown Kokomo
Despite a renovation, this area is desolate due to the bypass which was built to ease congestion.

Most people can now be found on the outskirts of town, shopping at the usual chain stores and restaurants. In fact that area has become so snarled with traffic lights that they're building a bypass around the bypass.

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