Who was downtown in turn-of-the-century Faribault?
A Popcorn Vendor
Storekeepers and Shoppers
Inside and out, storekeepers and clerks attracted shoppers with displays of wares. The proud owners and employees of the Plante Grocery on 3rd Street offered customers a wide variety of household products and foods in baskets, barrels and boxes, including Crackerjack packages in a box (photo below) bearing the slogan “The more you eat, the more you want.”
Ben Day operated a barbershop that served some of Faribault’s most prominent male citizens. An ad in the Faribault Republican in December, 1872 announced: