Downtown 1888 — November

  • After a spirited presidential election campaign in 1888, this downtown Glens Falls retailer had heard enough about politics.
  • The Rochester Clothing Co. had a catchy slogan: “You’ll never miss your dollar if our goods you buy.” — Nov. 5
  • On Nov. 20, nine days before Thanksgiving, farmers were selling fresh turkeys in downtown for 14 cents per pound — the equivalent of $4.31 per pound in 2022 dollars.
  • On Nov. 26, Glens Falls residents took advantage of an opportunity to improve their singing.
  • Downtown merchants were getting ready for the Christmas shopping season.

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Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY