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"Fire Guts Auburn Cloth Concern [the Goodman business]"

1962 - private collection

Thank you to Joel Goodman for the photo

Note:
In 1939 Wilfred and Elsie Goodman moved from Portland to Auburn, where Wilfred started a scrap yard. When Wilfred suffered a fatal heart attack in 1948, his son, Joel, left the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to help his mother run the company, phasing out the junk yard and transitioning to the sale of wiping cloths and other janitorial supplies. A fire in 1962 gutted the wooden structure housing the business, but Goodman rebuilt and continued operating in the same location. His sons, Steven and Ken, later joined him.�
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