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An ad still set in Stone. Pioneering Puett family fed Bend one loaf at a time, and descendants found the bakery sign to prove it.

Yesterday I wrote about my GGgrandfather John Franklin Puett and about his brother Robert Augustus Puett (Uncle Gus as my great-grandma Hollar used to call him). Well yesterday I decided to use Google, one of my favorite genealogy tools, to see if anything new has surfaced about Uncle Gus.  So I searched the term “Robert Augustus Puett” (in quotes) and found a September 2009

Uncle Gus, Nonnie, Thelma, and baby Darlene in Oregon
A picture of Uncle Gus, Nonnie, Thelma, and Baby Darlene where they settled in Bend, Oregon. This photo was mailed to brother John Franklin Puett back in NC in the 1930s.

news paper article from The Bulletin newspaper in Bend, Oregon. Uncle Gus started the first bakery in Bend called American Bakery and my cousins recently discovered an old “billboard” painted on a large boulder that has survived 80+ years.

Here is a link to the article complete with some neat photos:

An ad still set in Stone. Pioneering Puett family fed Bend one loaf at a time, and descendants found the bakery sign to prove it.

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Jonathan Medford is an experienced genealogist who specializes in researching North Carolina records. Contact him at jon@medfordgenetics.com.

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