In 1915, Salina had a population of about 15,000, between a quarter and a third its current number.
Yet in those days, the downtown had:
• One each of these: a corset store, dairy/ice cream store, bicycle store, car dealer, golf store, cabinet maker, undertaker.
• Two each of these: shoeshine parlors, milliners, shoemakers, shoe stores, bakeries, candy stores, produce markets, typewriter/sewing machine stores, colleges, book stores, hairdressers.
• Three hardware/lumber stores, jewelry stores, laundries, pool halls, theaters.
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