The stories you are about to read are a part of the biographies
of the pioneers of the Pharmaceutical and Drugstore culture
of the American West.

Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century
as the
Indian Territories were settled and towns emerged on the plains
of the mid west, Oklahoma became a legend, a product of the
Land Runs and a magnet for pioneering health care professionals
in all their variations. These
stories are a part of that legend and
a legacy for the generations of come.

The Drugstore itself was a vital part of the social development

of a town. It was a safe and popular place for townspeople, young
and old to meet, have a soda and visit over a cool drink. Romances
bloomed, gossip was spread and products needed by family members
were available along with prescriptions for Uncle Bub's gout
and
rouge to brighten Aunt Sister's cheeks.



As real as the stories, are the cosmetics, medicines,
magical cures
and necessities of drugstores and early pharmaceutic professionals.
Shown between the stories, these relics of a bygone era are authentic
reminders of what life was like on the American frontier.

As you go through the chapters, click the
small photos to see an enlarged view of these
fascinating
artifacts, each of which that can be
found at the Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum
in Historic Guthrie, Oklahoma.
THE OKLAHOMA DRUGSTORE STORIES SITE IS OPERATED BY
THE OKLAHOMA PHARMACY HERITAGE FOUNDATION, A NON PROFIT 501(c)(3)
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CHAPTER ONE
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The Mortar and Pestle are classic symbols of the Pharmaceutical
Industry. They come in numerous shapes, sizes and materials.
They were and still are used in the process of compounding
specialized pharmaceuticals.
This little folk art
sculpture is a
favorite at the
Oklahoma
Frontier Drug

Store Museum.
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