Suburban News Bulletin
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Tuesday, 06 December 2011 19:00
The building housing St. Charles' Vertical Drop ski and patio store has been a longtime downtown fixture and was home to Colson's Department Store until 1992. Photo by News Bulletin staff.
From dry goods to skiing, this St. Charles store has long history
John Foby Colson was born in Sweden in 1853, and came to St. Charles with his family before his second birthday. Colson worked for 12 years as a clerk in L.C. Ward's store. Later he worked as a clerk for Charles Anderson at Anderson’s Dry Goods Store, which stood at 24 W. Main Street. Several years prior to Anderson's death, Colson became his business partner. When Anderson died in 1880, Colson retained the business for himself and renamed it Colson's.
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