Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Squint Shot 041012

During the 175th celebration last summer, Mike Grimm displayed a Will Sidell pail at the temporary museum.  There was a great deal of interest in that single item and a lot of people reminiscing of when Sidell Hardware was at the northwest corner at the main four -- now the Harmon building. 

As I had the opportunity to look over the memoriabilia offered for photography by a local resident, it was fun to check out the pail shown above.  There may have been a variety of sizes given out by the hardware store, as this one seemed a little smaller than the one displayed last summer.

If you search on Sidell, you can find a number of posts regarding the hardware store as well as the fur trading post they had in the northeast block.  A couple of years ago, the old wooden building behind the storefronts on East Grand River was torn down and I kept a running progress of the demolition.  During that demolition, a fur-stripping implement was found, which is now in the historical collection. 

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