Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cooper & Osborne

At the recent FBA (Fowlerville Business Association) Expo and Fun Fest, a fellow came up to me and asked if I had ever heard of a storefront called Cooper & Osborne. I had through my research for The Fowlerville Chronicles, but only could show evidence of the store through various directories listed in the late 1800s. While cataloguing the remaining research materials I gathered, this advertisement popped out at me. It was published in The Fowlerville Review in 1886. As you can see, this storefront dealt in everything from shoes to groceries. In later years, the Osborne name was not associated when it became Cooper Drug Store.

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