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Shoe and Harness Repair Shop

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It was very common to rural towns up until the 1950s because horses were used on the farms until the 1950s. They were used as a main power source until the 1930s then they were used for chores. There was always a demand for harness making and repairing.

It was ideal to have the shoe shop in the same business because of the use of leather for both.

The shopkeeper would tan his own hides, cut the leather and make new sets of harnesses to sell.

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