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Barber Shop

Over the decades Baker County had its share of barbers, hair stylists and shoe shine boys. One of the most popular barber shops was owned by Lautice Dugger and operated for more than forty years on Main Street near the corner of Fifth Street. Serving as a social hub for news, men gathered there for a shave, haircut and sometimes a hot Saturday night bath, hence the shower located in the rear of the exhibit.

Within the barber shop visitors can view the original barber bench, coat rack, scissors and barber tools. Donated historic barber chairs are on display as well. Shoe shine boys once plied their trade on the street just outside of the shop. The shoe shine stand currently seen was custom crafted by 6th generation Baker County carpenter, Ray Jones and features hand-carved names of local men who once served the community as shoe shine boys.