When people talk about “Smalltown, USA” I think they had Shabbona in mind. This place does have its share of closed storefronts, like many small towns today. But Shabbona seems to be doing all right for itself and its 950 residents. I’ve seen towns with twice the population, but with half the number of businesses on the main street.
And if you didn’t see it in my previous post – they now have sliced bread – the greatest thing since, well, itself.
Need a wash?
This sign was a real flashback to those days when people used two letters at the beginning of of phone number. I still remember some commercials on TV when I was very young for Lincoln Carpet. “Call HUdson 3-2700” was the tagline they sang at the end.