Curry, Charles

​Charles Curry, the long-time owner of 'Curry's Market' in Williamsville, Illinois, reminisces about growing up in the Williamsville community during the Great Depression and World War II years. He began working in the town's downtown markets when he was eleven years old, and later owned Curry's Market from 1963 to 1979. His grocery store was the last of an era of small 'mom-and-pop' stores to inhabit downtown Williamsville. It closed up shop in 1979 with the advent of 24-hour, big-box, super-stores in larger cities nearby.

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A Look Inside Curry's Market -

 

 

Wintertime In Williamsville -

 

 

Riding In A Tin Lizzy -

 

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