Here’s one more recollection of the building that was recently demolished at 221 W. Main St. in Morenci.
Doyce Rupp recalls seeing a sign in front when he was a child reading “Helen Mae.” Helen operated a clothing store in the building. He also recalls the store operated by Betty Moine and Frances Lester at the same location.
Doyce is certain that Smith News was further west in a building that stood where the dentist office is now located. Doyce had a paper route at the time and also worked as a shoeshine boy when he was 14 years old.
While talking about former businesses, Doyce mentioned Ida Murffit’s bakery.