Muscatine Pearl Button Memories
My late Aunt worked at the Old Button Factory in Muscatine many, many years ago. Probably close to around 60 years ago. Through my late mother (her sister-in-law) I acquired an old ButterNut coffee can full of the buttons. Some look like abalone and there are some that were never "punched" and are just smooth round pieces of shell.
Just wanted to share this memory with you re: the Button Factory.