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what does "to work from "mean? "to work in that city?"

 

Very few French cities provided covered markets in those days. Fairs, religious festivals, peasant gatherings involving entire families—all took place out-of-doors, with merchants and merchandise alike exposed to every kind of weather. It was in this humble world that Gabrielle spent her childhood. The greatest problem for itinerant merchants was to find a city to work from. For two years Albert made Issoire the point of departure for his peregrinations. From the small-wares peddler that he was, Albert Chanel evolved into a sort of traveling salesman specializing in work clothes and under

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    You're right - in this case "to work from" would mean "to work in" this city, or -- more specifically to make a particular city the base of operations for their company.

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