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Old August 15, 2012, 05:54 PM   #41
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What a lot of people also don't realize about these small stores is that they often were much more than simply a store. They were often a restaurant, a post office, an informal bank, the railroad office/telegraph office (if they were located on or near a line) and, in the age of mail order for things that often weren't carried in stores outside the big cities, the order and package acceptance service.
Some of them are still standing in Rural Ms. I've bought stuff out of a couple of them back in younger days.
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