Cigarettes and Snack Outlet

Cigarettes and Snack Outlet

Hanging out over there on broad street I came across this little shop just south of Love Larson Opera House, the Cigarette and Snack Outlet. Pretty much inside as the sign on the awning proclaims, cigarettes and snacks. The sign doesn’t say anything about what one customer told me when I asked them to describe the store. “Convenient, awesome and the service is fantastic”. Then there’s Quintanna who couldn’t be more pretty and just plain nice like all of the Downtown Fremont merchants.

Photos by: Richard Rader

Pinnacle Bank

Pinnacle Bank

The Great Depression inspired George and Tom Dinsdale and friends to do something to help people. They ran their bank much like they ran their farms earning the trust of their community. In the 1950s, George’s sons Roy and Jack opened banks across Nebraska, then on to Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. Banking has changed a lot over the years, but you’ll find our people today are still cut from the same cloth as the founding Dinsdales. Good people, running good banks, in good towns. In Downtown Fremont Nebraska there is such a bank with this great heritage, Pinnacle Bank at the corner of 6th and Broad Street. Here we see some of the nice people ready to serve your banking needs. Kelsey, Phil, Amber, Scott, Toni, Mary and Amanda. Historic Downtown Fremont, of course.

Photos by: Richard Rader

Doe’s Place

Doe’s Place

“You took my senior pictures back in the 80’s” were the first words out of her mouth when I introduced myself to Jamie the owner of Doe’s Place. So I gave her a big hug and made another great friend. Pictured we see Max, Jamie and Olivia two of the bartenders here. So where did the name “Doe’s” come from? Dorthy Woodgate, Jamie’s grandmother opened a bar over on “D” street back in the mid 60’s then moved here to main street in the mid 70’s and sometime later her daughter Jamie took over as owner and manager and bartender, and just a great friend to so many wonderful patrons over so many years. Right there on main street across from the Fremont Tribune building in Historic Downtown Fremont, of course.

Photos by: Richard Rader

Guerrero Supermarket

Guerrero Supermarket

“The mom and pop corner grocery store is gone for good”? Hold the phone, no they are not. In Downtown Fremont, Nebraska there are at least (3), three that I know of. Here is one at the corner of 4th and D Street. The Guerrero Supermarket owned and operated by a wonder family. Alfredo, Lesley, Roci and Daisey are working day and night to support their family and supply us with wonderful foods. A bakery. A meat counter and lots of specialty items that can give any food fancier the tools to create. Yup, where else? In Historic Downtown Fremont

Photos by: Richard Rader

Emanuel and Son’s

Emanuel and Son’s

Emanuel and son’s. Today it’s “son”. Mike is a master wood worker of many fine cabinet’s here and everywhere. Much of what we see inside our business community has been crafted by Mike. “I just want to do the very best for my customers” says this modest hard working gentle man here on 4th street in Historic Downtown Fremont, Nebraska.

Photos by: Richard Rader

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans

Located in Downtown Fremont and founded in 1985, The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18. Al Martinez, Clyde Morton, Ted Ness and others were a few of those instrumental in it’s beginning. Joe C.H. Bales, an uncle to the current commander Richard J. Riggs is honored by the chapter being named after him. In my quest to capture with photo and personal visit, each and every Downtown Fremont property, today counts over 80 now posted here and none has given me more satisfaction. Today we see James, Ron, Bill, Russel, Rex, RJ, Al, Jack, Art and Dale. Sharing coffee and donuts I felt humbled by these men. Their faces and body’s spoke truth to me. They have seen and know what service to man and country really means. I salute them with pride. Thank you veterans of America.

Photos by: Richard Rader

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