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Early Business
Reconstruction of the Plymouth Pere Marquette R.R. Call Board and benches in the Plymouth Historic Museum.
Reconstruction of the Plymouth Pere Marquette R.R. “Call Board” and benches in the Plymouth Historic Museum.
General Store
The first General Store opened in 1828 and carried:
  • Notions
  • Dry goods
  • Lanterns
  • Guns
  • Eggs
  • Cheese taken in trade

There was no cash register - and very little money - but the storekeeper gave lots of credit and people always paid their account, even if it took several years!

In the 1870’s
In 1871, the First National Bank of Plymouth opened in the back of a General Store on Main Street and Ebenezer Penniman was the first President.

The Plymouth Railroad Station was also established in 1871 through the Pere Marquette Railroad Company.

A dental office was opened during the 1870s by the practitioner, Dr. Pelham.

Windmills
In 1882 the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company began to supply windmills and parts throughout Plymouth and the surrounding area.

By 1886 the area was well "windmilled" and the Windmill Company became Daisy Manufacturing Company, making the air rifles (Bee-Bee guns) that made Plymouth the "Air Rifle Capital of the World!"