When I posted the information about the Dansby’s Cotton-Patch Bitters from Terrell, Texas, (Read: Where is that Dansby’s Cotton-Patch Bitters from Terrell, Texas?) I came across the above picture of a Drug Store sign in Terrell on Main Street and wondered if it was the Dansby Drug Store? Marianne Dow picked up on my question, and as she has done on previous posts, put together some nice detective work to answer my question.
Some nice Detective Work on R. C. Dansby
by Marianne Dow
18 August 2013
No information on your desired bottle, but I found Dansby’s drug store.
I blew up your picture to see that the postcard shows the DeGaugh Brothers Drug Store — then a quick google confirmed it. source
Apparently R. C. Dansby’s Drug Store changed hands and names a few times and there was more than one location.
Refer to this Historical marker for one location — link — says:
Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore – A native of Kaufman County, Walter Dickson Adams (1872-1961) came to Forney in 1887. In 1893 he purchased the F. M. Adams Drugstore, a successor of the R. C. Dansby Drugstore established in 1878. He was the town’s most prominent druggist for the next sixty-eight years. Originally on S. Bois D’Arc Street, the store was relocated to Main Street in 1901. A respected community leader, Adams was elected mayor in 1912 and held offices in state and national professional organizations. Still a thriving local business, the Adams Drugstore was moved to this site in 1976.
It appears one is now a quilting shop. source