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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

Moose Restaurant

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.



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