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This is a photo of the west side of Main Street in the early 1900s. Dave Marquardt ran a little grocery store in the building with the tin overhang in the middle of the picture. He then moved his business to the Shifferley building at the left. Dorthea (nee Peckham) Jackson remembers where her Aunt and Uncle Chalie Shifferley lived in the lower level before moving to their house on Webster. The building on the far right was the blacksmith shop ran by Web Mentzer, who was a "big, dark, hairy guy", remembers Gordon Jackson. The buildings at the back of the picture are those on Barnhart Street. While the Jackson's reminisced, she also remembered when her mother (Lena Shifferley Peckham) played piano for the picture shows on Main Street for the City Restaurant & Bakery.
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|Monroeville, Allen County, Indiana|