Editor's Note: Some of the following was written by the late Harry Deacon of Faithorn.
Charles Wilkins dressed up to have his picture taken with a trophy buck. The occasion was also his birthday. The buck was loaded on a railroad hand car for the photo. Wilkins operated a store in Nathan for many years. He advised his customers on all matters - financial, personal, matrimonial and legal. He tended the sick and unfortunate and served as notary public, postmaster, justice of the peace and as an officer in many local organizations. He was often called on to auction the baskets at school socials. During the time he operated the store, a standard item was salt pork sold out of a barrel. One time he ran short of the item and wouldn't get a new supply for a week. A customer said, "Well, then give me a box of .30-.30 rifle shells." (The season was longer then.) Another man came into the store to get supplies and, when he left, Deacon asked Wilkins, "Aren't you going to charge that bill of groceries to that man?" To which, Wilkins replied, "What's the use?"
Photo from collection of Laura Bushonville