Allison’s Grocery

Fennie Allison (seated) of Allison’s Grocery received an award from Margaret Wooten in this undated photograph. This article from the Crestview News in 1975 is one of many that told the story of Fennie Allison. “Her Store Carries Everything” by Charlie Webb CRESTVIEW — The wonderful courage and goodness of… Continue reading

Rubye Walden Burton

Rubye Irene Holland was born in Georgia on January 12, 1900. She first married a man named John H. Littlefield. That union ended at some point, and Rubye then married Talmer Marion Walden. Rubye and Talmer Walden moved to DeFuniak Springs in the early 1930s to open an automobile dealership… Continue reading

Carpet Sweeper

The advertisements below for Bissell’s “Cyco” Ball-bearing Parlor Queen carpet sweeper were published around 1905. The sweeper received many patents in the late 1800s and early 1900s in both the United States and Canada. [Accession No. 2010-6-1: Donated by William W. Holloway]