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1893George E. Jenkins opened a store in Fairbury. He said years later that the secret of his continuing success was that he never let a copy of any Fairbury newspaper go out to the people without an invitation from his store going out with it.Henry Bower & Son were doing a big business at their Bower Nurseries.Members of the Fairbury Christian Church pledged $7,000 toward a new building.Two steam laundries were about to open in Fairbury. F.J. Harrison a Rock Island conductor, was starting one, Westling & Hurd the other. Previously, laundry was sent to Hastings, Grand Island or Lincoln. The Westling laundry occupied the building on th...


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