Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: NC12-

Description: Business District “Growing Up”

Date of origin: 1920s

Type: Newspaper Clipping

Size: 8.5 x 11″

Condition: Good


Here’s another business district view in Liberal probably in the early 20’s, to note the model cars which abounded on the streets. It’s the corner of Second and Kansas and where you note Star Grocery, Evans Hardware, Scandrett & Fuest Hardware, Smith Bros. Drug and across the street, the George Store and unreadable store fronts. Today you can note in the named order, Mullins Furniture, Arganbright’s, Alene’s Cafe, Southwest Photo, Independent Hardware, Smith Drug, Wood’s Grisier’s, etc. Smith’s is the only one that remains under the original name.


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Cutline for book: This was in the 1920’s. Star grocery in immediate foreground, then Evans Harness Co., Scandrett and Fuest Hardware and Smith’s Drug, in that order. John George’s grocery store is in the background. No paving, no traffic lights, center-street parking. The old town has a long ways to go.

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Subject: 1920s, grocery store in photo, Liberal Business District, Newspaper clipping,