Out of the Past

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Posted: May 13, 2013

Folks gather in front of the Russell H. Carpenter Barber Shop at 120 S. Loudoun St. to watch the Apple Blossom Parade in the early 1950s. Carpenter’s granddaughter, Karen Sprint, provided the photo. Carpenter is sitting on top of the ladder on the left. Barber Jack Swanson sits on top of the right ladder. On the board between the ladders are, from left, Sprint’s great uncle Lance Reid and uncle Frank Loy. Standing in front of Loy is Karen’s great uncle Henry Sowers. Beside him sits Karen’s grandmother, Ruth Reid Carpenter. The couple standing in front of the barber sign are Maurice and Thelma Rector. Karen’s aunt Marjorie Sowers sits on the far left. The barber shop has been torn down.

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