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Friendly’s: A timeline

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Friendly’s founders the Blake Brothers at the site of their first ice cream parlor.

Unable to find jobs in the middle of the Great Depression, S. Prestley and Curtis Blake borrow $547 from their parents and open Friendly Ice Cream at 161 Boston Post Road in Springfield. Two scoops cost a nickel.

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