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Last local barber bids farewell

October 25, 2013

FAIRMONT — There were 17 barbers and 12 barbershops in Fairmont when Lee Liljenquist moved to town in 1970. As of today, there are none....

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Newt4253

Oct-26-13 9:20 PM

As a graduate from FHS 1961, I remember a barber shop on Main Street, under what I recollect was a Buster Brown shoe store. (North East corner). I believe there were 5 barbers’, once you enter the door you took a seat against the windows of the down stair case. No need to take a number, the barbers knew who was next in line. Also they (the Barbers) knew who you were. Whatever your current FHS actives were, be it Sports, FFA, Speech or School Board they had their opinions. You had your choose of styles too; flat top, flat top with fender shirts, just a trim leave the side burns, or I want to look like Elvis. They knew your name, who your dad was, and what the Sentinel has to say about your last game. Almost the best times of my life, growing up In Fairmont, I treasure every memory. And thank God, he found this special place to give me values; that to this day, I try to stay true. (Please forgive the Grammar, I did however graduate from FHS 1961)

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Newt4253

Oct-26-13 9:52 PM

Thank Allen, that is the place, I did log in, and commented. Can you add the picture below?

From: Allen Scheef [mailto:ajscheef@milwpc****] Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:36 PM To: Steve Brown Subject: Re: Fairmont Sentinel Online

Do you mean this one??? Harold’s Shoe with the barber shop in the basement below. One of the slides from the latest “Crusin’ Fairmont in the 50’s/60’s” Powerpoint

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jimring

Oct-26-13 10:37 PM

Fond memories of Fairmont. However, Mr. Newton "CD" Brown would probably have a more vivid recollection of Fairmont's pool halls back in '61.

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