Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tarleton Thursdays: Did You Know?

Where Did Tarleton Students Shop in 1911?
From the Stephenville Empire July 21, 1911:

"The New York Racket Store endeavors to keep a full stock, and a complete assortment of Good Goods on hand all the time. Our prices shall always be found the lowest, and our object and desire shall be to please. We are now offering exceptional values on our Bargain Counter and we earnestly solicit your patronage and will appreciate a call whether you buy or not. We want to get acquainted! We have added a Soda Fountain and will serve ice cold drinks such as are usually found at first class fountains and will appreciate your business in that line!"

The Stephenville Museum photo above shows the Racket Store on the west side of the square. Check out the streets and the dress in 1911! The Racket Store was in the building next to the historic bank building on the corner of Belknap and College. It has been several businesses over the years including Cox's Department Store, Perry's five and dime, and today it houses the law offices of Northcutt, Johnson, & Parker.

What a difference 100 years makes!

Hope you are having a great summer!

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