I have some old Willow yearbooks here at home and they are fun to look through. The Willow was the Willshire Public School yearbook. Willshire Public School consolidated with Rockford Public School in 1961 to form Parkway Local Schools. I believe the first Willow yearbook was published in 1948 and I posted advertisers from that book some time ago: Advertisers in Willshire’s 1948 Willow. And for the 1950 Willow, Advertisers in Willshire’s 1950 Willow.
Today, some of the advertisers in the 1952 Willow. There were a number of advertisers from all over the area, but my focus here is primarily on Chatt and Willshire. And, since there are quite a number of from Willshire and Chatt, I am going to show the businesses from Chatt today and those from Willshire at another time.
Most of those businesses are no longer around, but it is still fun to see who was in business back then and to see if I remember them or remember hearing about them.
I see HEFFNER CASH STORE in the last scan. That was probably a popular store. I would go to a cash store!
As you read through the list advertisers you realize just how many businesses were in Chatt over the years. Many more than you would think.