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Union has had its share of good cafes throughout the years. In the early days when people rented rooms with no place to cook, they relied on cafes. Back then even as today, people, especially women, like to eat someone else’s cooking.
Dry cleaning shops in Union were recorded as early as 1910. However, the location of most of these first shops cannot be identified because either the owners did not give an address in their advertisements or the building numbers have changed or the building did not survive.
As we saw in the first column of Mr. Whitten’s memories, the railroad played a major role in his life. Not only did his father work for the railroad, he himself hired on the railroad May 7, 1941. He worked in the two-story depot on the west side of the tracks.
In addition to the Ford and Chevrolet dealerships discussed in previous articles, several others appeared but did not last over a long span. First, in 1919, E.J. Edgar sold Overland automobiles. John Bailey followed in 1926 with his Star auto business in the Bailey building on the northdeast corner of Bank and Horne Streets.
This week, we’ll look through more of the happenings throughout the years in our Union, Mississippi.
• 1912 - The well-house was sold at auction to Sam Hays to be used as a tool shed.
In the early years, a variety of essential businesses arose to meet the needs of the people of that era. However, as time and inventions have changed people’s lives, many of those businesses once necessary to Union residents now belong to yesteryear.
When I began this column, I asked for readers to share their memories of Union. Recently, I received an envelope containing over 30 handwritten pages of memories of the late Conan Whitten.