David Horace Buxton established a mercantile business in Abbot in the late 1800s and early 1900s, which he operated until his death in July of 1941.
He formed the Buxton Medicine Company in 1894 for the manufacture and nationwide distribution of Buxton's Rheumatic Cure.
Sales were boosted by directly distributing the Cureall to drug and general stores with a specially constructed wagon, now on display at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont.
Buxton had other interests besides those of his business and held the office of town treasurer, State Representative, Justice of the Peace, postmaster and town clerk over a span of 40 years and was also the manager of the Abbot Hotel. The store pictured here burned in 1906.
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