Alkire's Variety Store, Mick's Barber Shop on Main Street and Bridge in Clarksburg's Glen Elk Section

By Dick Duez on June 18, 2017 from History Blog via

Who remembers Alkire's Variety Store located on West Main Street just prior to the bridge going over Simpson Creek? It was similar to a dime store and many frequented that establishment as well as the one on the right - Mick's Barber Shop. The shop was owned by Bridgeport's Bill Mick.
If this bridge looks familiar, or rather the view since the bridge has been replaced likely more than once since this photo was taken in 1913, it should. It's a view from Glen Elkin into downtown Clarksburg. The billboard on the right, which says "Wriglery's" for the gum, is where the entrance to the Centra Bus Terminal is located.
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