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Parksley in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barber Shop Bench

 
 
Barber Shop Bench Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
1. Barber Shop Bench Marker
Inscription.  This curverd wooden bench is from the barber shop of Owen Crockett and Harry Miles. Located on Bennett Street, the barber shop operated from 1946 to 1983. For 1.00 you got a haircut and a piece of Bazooka Gum. On loan by Mr. Henry Nicholson.
 
Erected by Eastern Shore Railway Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
 
Location. 37° 47.02′ N, 75° 39.204′ W. Marker is in Parksley, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Cassatt Avenue (Virginia Route 316) just south of Mary Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18510 Cassatt Ave, Parksley VA 23421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley (here, next to this marker); The Hopeton Passenger Station (a few steps from this marker); This corner portion of the brick foundation (a few steps from this marker); Maintenance-of-Way Tool Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Diner #6061
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(within shouting distance of this marker); You Are Not Forgotten (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Is Never Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Class X23 Box Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parksley.
 
The Barber Shop Bench image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
2. The Barber Shop Bench
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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