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C.R. Fowler Hardware Company was opened on January 13, 1913 as Fowler Implement Store. The business was established in a new brick building near the corner of McCart and First Streets, Krum, Texas. The store was founded by Clarence R. “CR” Fowler (1889-1972), who had moved to Krum from Denton, Texas, the previous year. Fowler’s sold everything “hardware” that the community might need, including stoves and buggies, as well as nuts, bolts, and tools. During the Great Depression, C.R. would trade farm machinery for oats from cash-strapped farmers. He ran the store for almost 60 years, and was succeeded by his son Francis “Pin” Fowler, who was also the first mayor of Krum.
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C.R. Fowler Hardware Company Records, University of North Texas Special Collections
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This box contains financial documents from 1931-1932 and also contains advertisements and receipts from the Evers Hardware Store Collection.
Financial Document - 1924-1929; 1967-1970; 1971-1972 Fowler Hardware Ledger - 1964-1966; 1967-1969
Financial Document Ledger: 1932-1936; 1954-1956
NOTE: This material is housed in the Special Collections Department and it is shelved in flat storage (oversize) under the C.R. Fowler Hardware Company Records with a Collection Number of BA.25. This box contains materials from the Alvin Mansfield Owsley Collection, the Denton Association for a Liberal Press, and the Ruth Roach Salmon Collection.