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By Cheri Spaulding
For The Creswell Chronicle 

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH

The century-old druggist bottle: A history in a bottle

 

May 31, 2018

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Creswell Heritage Foundation unearthed this two-ounce druggist bottle, filled with a distilled elixir, during a preliminary architect assessment of the Old Schoolhouse foundation in March.

Over 100 years ago, a Creswell resident discarded a two-ounce druggist bottle filled with a distilled elixir, likely a chloroform compound for toothache, produced by A.G. Andersen, a well-regarded pharmacist with a drugstore in Crookston, Minnesota.

On March 28, 2018 Creswell Heritage Foundation's first cultural archeological find was made during a preliminary architect assessment of the Old Schoolhouse's foundation. The find was the druggist bottle with "A.G. ANDERSEN, DRUGGIST, CROOKSTON, MINN." embossed on the side of the bottle. Other symbols on the side of the bottle indicate that the...



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