Opening   Cohutta Springs   Hopkins and Company Loan   Family Business   Barber Shop


The specialized barber shops that we frequent today evolved from more informal community oriented type, one of which Asaph Perry ran. The first school for barbers opened in Chicago around 1920 and government regulation would come much later. Until then, the skill would come through a combination of talent and apprenticeship.


It is hard to imagine buying "Freshest Family Groceries" at the place one gets their hair cut, but it is not impossible.


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