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Findlay Woolworth's

Findlay Woolworth's

My uncle managed a series of Woolworth stores during the 1920's and 30's. He would have professional pictures taken of his store displays. This is his store in Findlay Ohio, sometime in the late 1920's. View full size.

Yes, he did.

He did manage the stores in Tiffin and Fremont at different times. Also in Dayton. He left Woolworth in 1939 and went to work for Ray's Bakery in Findlay until WWII was over. Then he managed Lendzion's in Detroit until he retired in 1965.

One of his stores?

As a boy in the 1960s, I visited the Woolworth stores in Tiffin and Fremont, OH. I wonder if either of them had once been managed by your uncle?

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