Lots of Small Businesses
Odds and Ends From The MUSEUM!
By Trudy Wyman, Curator, Millinocket Society Museum
In the spring of 1941, prior to the United States entering WWII, businesses were thriving in Millinocket! The issue of Northern Lights, the yearbook of Stearns High School, features ads from mostly small, family-owned local businesses. If any reader remembers any of these establishments or has photos or memorabilia from one, please contact the museum!
E.D. Chapman Co., Popular Priced Department Store, 229 Penobscot Ave.
Jones’ Dairy, Pure Milk, Cream, Dari-Rich, Buttermilk
Peter’s Market, Quality Meats, Fresh Native Eggs & Vegetables
Folsom’s Hilltop Greenhouse, Quality Flowers for All Occasions, 63 School St.
Mrs. John Simon, Ice Cream Bar, Confectionary & Lunches
Earl A. Watkins & Co., Cleansers and Dryers
Laura’s Lunch, Light Lunches and Confectionery
Keeley’s Dairy, Pure Milk and Cream
Simpson’s Flower Shop, Greenhouse, Flowers for All Occasions
Norbert Landry, “The Rolling Grocer,” Groceries at Your Door
Given’s Pool Room, Tobacco, Confectionery, Soft Drinks
Paul Noyes’ Barber Shop, Across from Bowling Center
Miss Hardy’s Gift Shop
P. A. Cummings’ Sons, Meat & Groceries, Full Line of Fresh Fish
Gilbert C. Nadeau, Jeweler, Expert Clock & Watch Repairing
John Marino, Barber, Penobscot Avenue.
Modern Beauty Shop, For Hairstyle Becoming to You, You Should be Coming to Us"
John F. Walsh, Jeweler, Complete Line of Watches and Other Gifts of Distinction
R.V. Fowler, Ice Cream, Fruit, Confectionery
F. O. Daisey, Coal, Wood, Ice, Oil
…and there are more in the SHS 1941 yearbook!
As we plan a larger business themed display for the museum, we are accepting items related to any and all local businesses past and present. Photos (interior and exterior), signs, calendars, advertising items, owner/employee photos, etc. are welcome. From the above list, we have Paul Noyes barber chair and hope to display that in the future.