No shoe stores in Boston in the late 1700s? According to Elijah Leathe’s obituary, “he was about the first who carried shoes, in saddle bags, to market to Boston, there being then no shoe stores.”
This old 1800s newspaper article added that “He peddled them out from a bench, north side Faneuil Hall.”
Can it be true that there were no shoe stores in the late 1700s in Boston? Anyone know for sure if this is a fact?
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