What you are looking at is an ad in a local newspaper from 1946. That imposing man in the photo, Isaac Burnett, was a very savvy businessman. He opened his grocery with only a $75 investment. Over the course of fifty years, it grew to $1200 a month in revenue. Isaac and his wife Annie were members of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.
The site where his grocery store once stood at 2800 Jackson Street is nothing but a bare slab of concrete.
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Hello. I’m working on a documentary about Monroe and Mr. Burnett has come up. I was wondering if you would be willing to speak with me about your extensive research on the city and surrounding areas.
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Sure! I would be glad to help you in any way I can! Just come by the Main Branch Genealogy Department M-F between 9 and 6 and I or one of my colleagues would be happy to help you!