1/22/2014 - The Yellow Pages circa 1851

In this day of the modern franchises, we are bombarded with advertisements and sales. It is hard to believe that once upon a time businesses in Spotsylvania County relied on a different method other than an occasional newspaper ad. Thompson’s Mercantile and Professional Directory was the fore runner of today’s Yellow Pages. Take a look at the the businesses that advertised in 1851.

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1851 Porfessional Directory