Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flint Artifacts: Baker Drug Sweet Oil


  1. This oil was a good carrier for some of the ill tasting herbs my Mom used to administer for some of our maladies when I was a kid. unclebuck

  2. Baker Drug Store was open and thriving until about 2002. It eventually sold out to one of the chains. I was sad to see that happen.

  3. Bakers closed in 1991, not 2002. It was not sold to a national chain. It simply closed du to lack of business.


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