Monday, May 19, 2014

1914 Sutton Dollar Days Advertisers

The Sutton Commercial Club held their first annual "Dollar Day" on Tuesday, May 26, 1914. The event had been called "Booster Day" in years prior. Businessmen typically formed caravans of early-day autos to visit neighboring towns to publicize their event drawing attendance from the surrounding area.

The Sutton News ran advertising for the event and for individual businesses in its May 22nd issue. The editor of The Sutton Register had a note in his paper for the week that there was a rumor of an upcoming event but he had not received any advertising from any local businesses for the day. Such was the nature of life 100 years ago in the small town.

Page 1 of the Sutton News for May 22, 1914 announcing the town's "Dollar Day."

Individual businesses took out ads in the Sutton News to coincide with "Dollar Day" giving us a nice snapshot of many of the major businesses in Sutton 100 years ago:

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