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ELAINE POWERS FIGURE SALON. Richard Proctor, a 49-year-old chiropractor founded Elaine Powers Figure Salons Inc., in 1964. His first studio to foster weight control and exercise among women, was in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Elaine Powers name was originated because I just thought women could identify with a woman's name, he said.

The 1970 Dubuque City Directory listed 880 Locust.

The 1983 Dubuque City Directory listed 48 Main.



Sloane, Leonard. "Business People; Elaine Powers Founder Plans Diet Formula," New York Times: January 26, 1981. Online: http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/26/business/business-people-elaine-powers-founder-plans-diet-formula.html