Tuesday, September 30, 2014

1939 Window Displays at Sutton's 65th Birthday Party

Sutton residents held a 1939 celebration on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the town. They marked the town's start at incorporation in 1874. There could be a case made for saying the town started in 1870, 1871 (my favorite), 1873 or 1874.

This article appeared in the September 28, 1939 issue of The Sutton Register describing the window displays of historic items during the celebration. The article also provides another snapshots of operating businesses in 1939.

The Register reporter missed some of the window displays and an addendum appeared in the next week's paper:

These items had survived many years by 1939. Wonder how many are still in Sutton or could be found today?

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