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antiquebottles THEMEDICINE CHEST --- BY DR. RICHARD CANNON
|L.T. Dunning and store after 1909 blizzard.||L.T. Dunning ad.||L.T. Dunning and his house about 1890.|
Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory becameOklahoma in 1907, and Johnnie Fletcher put out anexcellent book in 1991,
L.T. Dunning, SiouxFalls, Dak. and T.W. Hood, Canton, D.T.
G.W.Lorwy, Sioux Falls, Dak.
The Dakota Territory existed from 1861 to 1889,when the land was divided into North and South to become our 39thand 40th states. In addition to drug stores, sodas,beers, a pumpkin seed whiskey, and two dose glasses, there is aclear, figural teepee medicine, 6 inches tall embossed Blackhawk(angled across top of teepee) / Specifics (upside-down on theother half of teepee), and Blackhawk Medicine Co. / Pierre / D.T./ U.S.A (on the base). Some Dakota Territory bottles are embossedD.T., and some simply Dakota without the North or South.
I own two clear drug store bottles as follows:Cor. / Store / T.W. Hood / Druggist / Canton, D.T., oval, 3 5/8inches tall; and L.T. Dunning / Pharmacist / Sioux Falls, Dak.,rectangular with beveled corners, 4 3/8 inches tall.
Kim Johnke of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been kindenough to send me a photograph and information about a very rareand choice bottle he has dug: amber, G.W. Lowry / Druggist /Sioux Falls, Dak., embossed among decorative lines, rectangularwith beveled corners, 6 3/4 inches tall. It's the only completeone known in this size. Smaller ambers exist, 3,4, and 5 inchestall, some with Drug Store instead of Druggist embossed, andthere's a 4 1/2-inch tall clear
Brisley Drug Co.Everything Curative Prescott, Arizona.
Thomas W. Hood of Canton (near Sioux Falls inwhat's now South Dakota) operated the Corner Drug Store on thesoutheast corner of Fifth and Dakota from 1881 to the mid-1880s.Clear from 3 1/2 5 inches are known, as well as ambersfrom 3 8 3/4 inches.
L.T. Dunning was a druggist in Sioux Falls atEight and Philips from 1874 to1920.
George W. Lowry was in business in Sioux Fallsfrom 1887 1893, and served as treasurer for the Knights ofPythias. There's an ad from Lowry's establishment after SiouxFalls became a city in South Dakota.
Christian Buys lists five drug store bottlesfrom the Arizona Territory (1863 1912). One is embossedHarry Brisley / Burke Hotel Bldg. / Prescott, A.T. I have arelated bottle embossed Brisley Drug Co. / Everything Curative /Prescott, Arizona. Wonder how many Cure collectors have this one?
Speaking of teepees, there was this Indian whowas very confused because on day he thought he was a teepee andthe next, a wigwam. Soon he consulted the tribal medicine man whowrinkled his brow and declared that you are twotents...
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