Discover the story of the William Marvy Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, and its iconic, ubiquitous barber poles.
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About the Author
Curt Brown earned degrees in history and American studies from Macalester College, around the corner from the William Marvy Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. He worked for the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, the Associated Press, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and spent twenty-six years at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Table of Contents
Foreword Eric Dregni 5
1 Emerging from the Basement 15
2 A Bloodstained History 33
3 The Lean Years 43
4 A Visit to the Factory Floor 59
5 A Many Travelogue 77
Appendix: From Pyramids to Marvy 113
About the Author 127