Cooper’s department store at 1301 Fulton St. in July 1952. Ross Maher, merchandising manager of Cooper’s, joined 10 other local business leaders to found the Better Business Bureau of Fresno County in 1950.
Cooper’s department store at 1301 Fulton St. in July 1952. Ross Maher, merchandising manager of Cooper’s, joined 10 other local business leaders to found the Better Business Bureau of Fresno County in 1950. Fresno Bee file
Cooper’s department store at 1301 Fulton St. in July 1952. Ross Maher, merchandising manager of Cooper’s, joined 10 other local business leaders to found the Better Business Bureau of Fresno County in 1950. Fresno Bee file

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