Town Barber Dale Smith explains why he's never done business anywhere except in Old Town Sherwood. "I've been in this town for over fifty years." he said, "I don't think I'll ever quit." One entire wall of the shop is covered with photographs of early Sherwood. The other wall is hung with Dale's hand painted plates.
According to --Small Town America by Richard Lingeman: By the 1890s small town barber shops like this one... "had acquired a look and tone of elegance. Some had baths in the rear. In front there was a line of polished wood chairs with rich-hued velour uphlostery. On shelves were aligned the customers' shaving mugs, some embellished with initials or a design, like a coat of arms which reflected the owner's occupation. There was a smell of soap, steaming towels, bay rum, and cigar smoke in the air, and the place was a hive of gossip."
"Old Sherwood Town" is only nine blocks in size, yet it represents a very large chunk of what America was about during the turn of the 19th Century. The physical Trail winds through these nine blocks. It begins and ends at the Sherwood Heritage Center. (Also take a look at our 2006 Web Page!)
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