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JIM SKAHILL’S POOL HALL & HAMBURGER JOINT/SHI’S BARBER SHOP-There was a wall divider

down the middle of the building. People waiting for a haircut would go to the pool hall side.
When their number was called, they would hand their pool cue or deck of cards to anyone
standing around. After the haircut, they would return and continue playing.
NED COLLINS’ DRUG STORE-It had old-fashioned ice cream chairs and a bid wooden ceiling fan.
IMOGENE NATIONAL BANK-It was very modern for the day. It had two caged windows with a
spittoon on each side. The walls were decorated with calendars featuring insurance company
ads.
ED & NELLIE SWEENEY’S GROCERY STORE
SIS & DADDY’S MEAT MARKET & GROCERY STORE
ADDY’S GROCERY & DRY GOODS STORE-Albert’s sister Flossie was in charge of the dry goods
section. Clusters of bananas hung by a rope threaded through a pulley. Coffee was ground as
you bought it. The vinegar barrel was next to the sauerkraut crock in the back. Cookies, candy
and many other items were in bulk holders. Many “charged” their purchases and only paid their
bill once a month.
CAHILL’S SAVINGS BANK-This was also a modern building with two caged windows and two
spittoons.
OUTSKIRTS OF DOWNTOWN IMOGENE
WES HAYES’ BILLIARD PARLOR-It was on the northeast corner of 2 nd & Railroad-across the street
from the bank. This was a neat and tidy place with a good view of the elevator and the comings
and goings of those on Railroad Street.
COOPER GARAGE-It had a mess of tools.
TOM DOYLE’S MACHINERY BUSINESS
WHITMAN’S BLACKSMITH SHOP
GREENWOOD LUMBER COMPANY
WABASH DEPOT-The Wabash Special picked up passengers for Omaha at 7:10am and returned
them to Imogene at 7:20pm. Mr. Minnick kept the telegraph machine humming there.
IMOGENE CENTRAL OFFICE-Pauline Dorsey would say “Nu-u-u-mber please.” She pulled a long,
flexible plug from a giant panel in front of her and stuck it into another. One here, two here with
headphones on, she picked up and provided news along the way. She was the go-to person for
the happenings of the day.
PERRY HOTEL-Sadie Perry usually had tow-three public school teachers boarding at her hotel.
COLONEL BUTCHER-He was a used car dealer. He ran a garage where he repaired cars in the
back and had one or two cars on display in the front.
HENRY LEONARD ELEVATOR and the TOM CONNERS ELEVATOR were competitors.