Sunday, January 30, 2011

Squint Shot 013011

As mentioned in yesterday's squint shot, an interesting piece of wood was found attached to a second floor window at Burnie's Hardware store. It was being used as trim. When Doug happened to look at the inside edge of the piece of wood, this is what he found: It was a sign, stenciled with product information sold by F.J. Cook when this was owned by Jared L. Cook's son, Fred. Tomorrow will include close-ups of this sign.

As I've been cataloguing microfilm research I've saved from when I was working on my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, a few articles have caught my attention. One in particular included an article, published in The Fowlerville Review in 1886, as follows:

Mr. George E. Daily left on Monday for Lansing where he will fill a responsible position as bookkeeper in the large manufacturing institution of Bement & Sons. His many friends will regret exceedingly that his business interests have called him away from this village, and all will unite in wishing him abundant success.

At the left of the sign, Bement & Sons Stoves and Ranges can be seen.

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