Higgins, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee writes: My
father opened the Root Beer Stand in about 1945. He owned
the property and could get sugar during rationing. A number
of High School and College kids worked there. Dad sold to
Bill Staniger, a fireman and his wife, who expanded the menu.
The parking lot was the end of "the drag" which
went up Last Chance Gulch and back.
father, William Higgins Sr., also operated the Tower Shopping
Center on 11th Ave. Many thanks to Bill for e-mailing this