Captain Aaron Snow transports coal, grain, and other items along the eastern coast on the Nettie M. Rogers.
First Snow’s store established by Captain Aaron’s son and daughter-in-law, William and Annie Snow. They dedicated part of their home (which stood in front of the current store) to the business and sold coal, wood, nails, hand tools, household items, gardening tools, and other supplies.
William and Annie’s son, Harry, enlists in the Army Signal Corps and then transfers to the Army Air Corps. Despite the distance, his thoughts remain on the business. He wrote on November 11, 1918:
“Came through part of Alabama and am in my 24th state. Have seen half of the states of the Union. (like Virginia)–Train late as usual. Cancel Addie Crosby’s order for wood.” – Harry
Store expands in size to offer just about everything one might need to build, maintain, or decorate a house and care for the property around it.
Upon William’s death, Annie and Harry run the store in partnership.
The store celebrates its 54th anniversary with summer sales and opening of a new Basement Store.
Harry and wife Adeline’s son Bill graduates from Boston University and returns to work full-time in the store.
Harry and Adeline’s son Stan returns from the Air Force to work in the store. Bill, Stan, and their brother Bob united to conduct business in the small community. They worked together with their wives to continue the store’s success.
Construction of a new, modernized store behind the existing one begins.
In April, the old store closes and the new store opens on the same day.
Snow’s fuel and service departments continue to grow.
Harry Snow, who was living quietly in retirement, dies a few months shy of his 90th birthday.
The store celebrates its 100th Anniversary. Like their fathers, Sidney H. Snow, Susan Snow (Bill’s children) and James M. Snow (Stan’s son) literally grew up in the store. While their siblings Penny, Julie and Alan also worked at the store, Sid, James and Susan chose to carry on the family business with the same commitment and dedication as the previous generations.
Snow’s opens the doors to a 12,000 square foot addition and a 3,000 square foot greenhouse—the largest expansion to date.
In March 2011, Snow's opened a second retail location in Harwich.
Snow’s celebrates its 125th anniversary.
The Store Today
Sid currently serves as the president of the store; Jim has assumed the position of vice president; Susan is the store manager. The 6th generation has now joined the family business, with Victoria Snow DelPonte working as assistant manager at the store and Harrison Snow working in the fuel company division.