One photo of the Snow Block, advertised in a surviving flyer as a place to find “entertainment of all kinds,” shows William Snow, Aaron’s son, sitting in a horse and buggy in front of his father’s monument to turn-of-the-century, can-do spirit.

Bonnie digs through boxes of memorabilia to share photos of William, who suffered through hardships (he and his wife, Annie, lost two children before Harry survived to be their only child) and expanded the store from the downstairs rooms of his own family’s Main Street home to become the biggest store in town.

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Susan Dewey is the associate publisher and editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. She lives in Centerville on Cape Cod and enjoys gardening, sailing, walking on the beach, gallery hopping, cooking with fresh seafood, and exploring Cape Cod and the Islands from shore to shore.

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