This was in the 1952 Franklin Grade School yearbook under "Advertisers".
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Read about John Wayne's ties to Franklin.
Answer to mystery?? Click here to read about the mystery. Anyone agree??
Thanks to John Partin who suggests the following:
"I think this was the old Nichols Soda sign that was on the side of Henry Mariotti's store.
Henry's store was a museum of it's own, when Henry was alive."
store with the
men around the stove. Hank always had a kind word and a story or photo of John Wayne. Memory of Joe Lee Maghe
can remember walking
to Karlinger's and Hank's stores to buy candy and whatever Mom needed
and didn't want to go to Arma to get.
Memory of Andy LaSota
can remember as a
little boy going across the street to Hank's store to get a pop, candy
or just to talk to Hank about baseball.
Memory of Sam Manci
|I was originally from
Pittsburg. For a time in the 60's I worked for Liggett &
Myers tobacco company (after I got out of the Navy after my first
enlistment) and I made regular stops in Henry's store just to chat with
him. He was a very interesting character, but at that time he
didn't sell much of anything; certainly very little tobacco
products. But I always looked forward to passing through
Franklin just to stop in, have a soda, and listen to some of his
stories. Lots of them were about John Wayne. He was a sweet
old man and what I wouldn't give to have a visit with him again. Memory of John Partin
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