Aggieville Profile: Charles “Chuck” Elliott

Many of us are familiar with “Reed & Elliott’s Jewelry” in downtown Manhattan.

But perhaps not everyone is aware that the store started in Aggieville!

When the Miller Theatre was built in 1926, it included space for 3 storefront stores.

One of the stores was directly under the big marquee, and squarely in front of

cars coming up Moro Street from the east.  Ray Reed started his “Reed’s Time Shop”

in that prime location in 1938.    His wife was named Ella.  Ray had an ulcerated bone

in his leg that had to be removed as a boy, so he made use of an artificial limb.

Later in life, Chuck Elliott described Ray as, “a wonderful man, kind and thoughtful.”

Early 1940s Royal Purple photo of Ray Reed.

Early 1940s Royal Purple photo of Ray Reed.


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Aggieville Profile: Gary Wood, Wildcat Barber Shop

Gary Wood has been a barber in Aggieville since 1963.  You can cut a lot of hair in 50 years!  Here is a little bit of his story mixed in with some Aggieville history. Hope you enjoy it.

Forrest E. Mansfield ran a barber shop at 706 N. Manhattan.  He was listed at this location, just north of The Palace Drug Store, in the Manhattan Polk Directories in 1946 and 1951.

1938_Mansfield on NManh

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