Downtown changes and adapts

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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