McGill Nevada. Its an old company mining town of about a thousand people, and like a lot of small towns in Nevada – It’s got a lot of old history.
We rolled through here a couple of weeks ago and found an old drugstore that started in 1907, and finally closed its doors about 40 years ago in 1979. We poked around and managed to find the caretaker of this place and gave him a call. He was pretty gracious, and came down and turned on the neon signs and gave us the nickel tour and history of this place. I was eating it up — It was like I’d stepped back in time.
The owner wished to preserve this place, and left things just as they are; Products, pharmacy records, advertising — everything. Daniel was a great tour guide, and told us stories of McGills history, and his time in the military with Chuck Yeager, who’d learned to fly not far from McGill before he went and broke the sound barrier a few years later.
Pretty cool. I remember a lot of these products and advertising when I was a kid. If you ever get a chance to go to McGill, this place is worth a stop at: