Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brown Cracker & Candy Co.

Opened in 1903 at 603 Munger Ave. in what is now the West End market district. They were in business until at least the early 1940s.

Thank you to the anonymous reader who mentioned Clyde Barrow may have worked here. I found a reference in Jeff Guinn's book, "Go Down Together", which says Clyde worked at the Brown Cracker Company around 1925-1926 when he was 15 or 16 years old, for a dollar a day. Not for long, though; he moved on to another factory that paid 30 cents an hour, more than twice as much for an 8 hour day. Guinn's book on Bonnie and Clyde was a pretty good read, though quibbler that I am, I have some doubts about his grasp of Dallas geography.