The mattress renovating machine is located in the corner under the clock. People brought their mattresses to be renovated about once a year. They were shredded by the sharp spikes and remade so the mattress would be more comfortable.
The paintings on the wall were executed by Fern Lord Herring, an artist of some note, who was a native of this town. She was a descendant of Bill Hyer, a local printer. Mrs. Herring now makes her home in the west.
The collection of old newspapers here is extremely interesting. One even tells of Lincoln's death. The advertisements, as well as the news items, make them well worth studying.
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