Bill Jakes, Local Historian, August 14, 2018
They were local businessmen who traveled from area town to town “boosting’ Murfreesboro. In earlier times ( 20s, 30s, 40s, etc,), Murfreesboro had stores that were not found in smaller towns all over the area. We had fine department stores ( Goldstein’s, The French Shoppe), automobile stores, doctors/dentists, a Firestone store, a Western Auto store, several jewelry stores, and on and on and on. They had small gifts to give , often carried entertainment, and made a big splash to let these area folk know what we had to offer.