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Ferguson slowly starting to make a comeback after rioting, looting in wake of Brown shooting

  • FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, a young boy tosses a football as people walk past a business boarded up to protect against looting in Ferguson, Mo. The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of town that has been the center of the world's attention. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, a young boy tosses a football as people walk past a business boarded up to protect against looting in Ferguson, Mo. The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of town that has been the center of the world's attention. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - in this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, a message is written on a boarded up liquor store in Ferguson, Mo. Businesses that were victimized by looting are slowly coming back as signs of healing are beginning to dot the area. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    FILE - in this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, a message is written on a boarded up liquor store in Ferguson, Mo. Businesses that were victimized by looting are slowly coming back as signs of healing are beginning to dot the area. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson meets with residents while walking the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Under Johnson's measured guidance, calm has been restored in Ferguson as the violent protests have ended, shops and restaurants along West Florissant are slowly getting back to business. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    FILE -In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson meets with residents while walking the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Under Johnson's measured guidance, calm has been restored in Ferguson as the violent protests have ended, shops and restaurants along West Florissant are slowly getting back to business. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)  (The Associated Press)

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of town that was the center of attention for three weeks.

Some merchants say business hasn't come close to recovering from the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a black unarmed 18-year-old by a white police officer.

But progress is being made, little by little. Businesses victimized by looting are replacing boarded up windows, with signs out front reading, "Open For Business." And people who have been too scared to take their kids out of the home are milling about once again.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson helped bring calm back to the St. Louis-area community and says that the city is resilient.