"Scott and Gross Drug Store" Allensworth Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

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The plaque reads:
William Scott and Mrs. Mary Gross established a drug store at this location in 1911. Mrs. Gross set up her living quarters in the back of the building, but later moved to a small house east of the store. As a trained nurse, she provided medical care for many of the town's early residents. Mrs. Gross's business partner, William Scott, owned the lot and building and assisted in running the store. The Scott-Gross Drug Company offered a variety of items unavailable in Allensworth's general stores, including patent medicines, toothpaste, newspaper and magazines, and stationery. Among the "women's things" Mrs. Gross sold were perfume, cosmetics, jewelry, and some clothing. After Mrs. Gross's death in 1918, Mr. Scoot briefly ran the store, but closed it the following year.

Star Route 1
Box 148
Earlimart, California 93219

Directions: Off of Hwy 43, turn left on Palmer Ave across the tracks.
Phone: 661-849-3433
Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2010
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