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Chatham County Historical Association

Preserving and sharing the history of Chatham County North Carolina

Jones Department Store

25 Aug 2022 7:27 PM | Chatham Historical Museum (Administrator)

Why are all of these Siler City folks gathered in town on a hot July Saturday? Because on 30 July 1949, the Jones Department Store got air conditioning! We appreciate it now, but it was definitely something to celebrate back then!

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Thanks to Larry Pickard for sharing this bit of Chatham County history! Larry has scanned negatives from the collection of Ed Goldston, Siler City photographer, Goldston Studio.

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