Walgreen history

Walgreen history

Founder Charles Walgreen Sr. in the 1930s. He remained a pharmacist at heart and could still wield a mortar and pestle in the 1980s.

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Walgreen history

The first Walgreen store, at 4134 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago. Charles Walgreen Sr. bought his former boss's pharmacy for $6,000. Handyman Caleb Danner is at right; the name of the man on the left is not known.

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Walgreen history

A store at 4900 S. Cottage Grove Ave., below a physician's office, in 1927.

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Walgreen history

A window display from the 1920s.

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Walgreen history

An in-store soda fountain in the 1930s. As the lore goes, a store manager added chocolate syrup, malt powder and milk to Walgreen's own vanilla Double Rich Ice Cream to create the first milkshake.

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Walgreen history

Bicycle delivery boys on Chicago's South Side, 1939.

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Walgreen history

The store at the corner of State and Madison in 1949.

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Walgreen history

The grand opening of a store in Greensboro, N.C., in 1954.

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Walgreen history

Pharmacists in a Downers Grove store, 1964.

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