Black and white photo that shows the Co-op Store, parts of Main Street, and more of the town

Lumber and Hardware Stores

Charles Squires and John Forsgren, both of whom had been apprentices in the Co-op cabinet shop, were among the first to open a private business on Main Street, a two-room frame building located on the northeast corner...

Ice and Ice Cream

Prior to electric refrigerators, ice was an important commodity, and the “south pond” between 600 and 800 West on Forest Street (Watkins Park) was the best local source. The Watkins family delivered ice to local homes...