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Her business went down in a blaze, but Barbara Thompson’s legacy in Forsyth County will remain
Barbara Thompson holds a Forsyth County News article from the 1970s about the opening of her beauty salon, The Barbara Shoppe, inside the small four-unit shopping center she had built on Dahlonega Highway in downtown Cumming. The building was destroyed by a fire on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. - photo by Ben Hendren
From the very beginning of her career as a local hair dresser and entrepreneur, Barbara Thompson was ahead of her time.