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Wednesday, Jun 11


I'm writing to see if the Melrose Historical Society has any information they
can share with me about a now defunct business called Milton's Drug Store. I
found an antique bottle of Methyl Salicylate with a label from Milton's Drug
Store, 40 W. Wyoming Ave., Melrose, MA. while cleaning out my
grandmother's house. The telephone number listed has only 4 digits - 1075.
Definitely an antique bottle.

I've searched the internet, but have been unable to find any information
about this drug store. I'm guessing it's from the late 1930's or 40's, as my
grandparents purchased this house on Sylvan St. in 1934.

Also, do you know of any organization in Melrose that would accept
donations of vintage and antique Melrose memorabilia?  

Thank you,

Gail Cassese

Thursday, Jun 12

I lived in the Wyoming area of Melrose from 1943 to 1953 and can verify that
Milton's was there during those years. It was directly across the street from
Hinchey's News Store and I mention it a couple of times in my "Hinchey's"
article in the March, 2013 issue of the Melrose Mirror. Although I cannot
offer any historical details about the store, I can remember being in there
many times over those years.

Steve Johnson
The Arizona Stringer

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July 4, 2014


Friday, July 27, 2014

I came to Melrose in 1947, joined the Free Press staff in 1956 and remember
Milton's Drug Store on  West Wyoming Avenue -- especially during the '60s,
when I called upon the owner for advertising in the Melrose Free Press. I
remember that he (the owner) was held up at gunpoint on several occasions
-- either for drugs or money, possibly both.

The Melrose Historical Society is active for memorabilia.

Don Norris, Stringer
Melrose, Mass.

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