Showers Brothers Furniture Company : The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University (Paperback)

Author: Krause, Carrol

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When the Showers family arrived in Bloomington, Indiana, the railroad had onlyrecently come to town and a modest university was struggling to survive. Having spent the prior 18years moving from place to place, the family decided to settle down and invest its modest resourcesto start a furniture company. The business proved to be extremely profitable and a stroke of goodfortune for the small community. The company?s success strengthened Bloomington'sinfrastructure, helping to develop new neighborhoods, and the philanthropic acts of the Showersfamily supported the town?s continued development. The family?s contributions helpedIndiana University through difficult times and paved the way to its becoming the largest universityin the state. In this detailed history of Showers Brothers, Carrol Krause tells the story of aremarkably successful collaboration between business, town, and gown.


Publisher Quarry Books
Mfg Part# 9780253002037
SKU 222242252
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0253002036
Release Date 5/1/2012
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