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Near Shelley in Bingham County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

General Store

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2019
1. General Store Marker
Inscription.  
General Stores have been in wide use since the late 1860's. Some of the first General Stores were created in Paris, France as a means of attracting more business. The settling of the Wild West was a contributor to the growing number of General Stores in the United States. With the new settlers being few in number but still with the same widespread and basic requirements, the need for one store that could fill all the necessities grew.
Our General Store offers a taste of the old, with a taste of the new. However, its main purpose is to promote the unique products made by students and community members.
All proceeds will be donated to promote future Learn and Serve projects.

 
Erected by North Bingham County Historical Park.
 
Location. 43° 22.311′ N, 112° 9.98′ W. Marker is near Shelley, Idaho, in Bingham County. Marker can be reached from East 1275 North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 587, Shelley ID 83274, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alridge School (within shouting distance of
General Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2019
2. General Store and Marker
this marker); The Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer School Bus Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheepcamp Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelley Settlement (approx. 2 miles away); Cedar Point - Basalt (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelley.
 
More about this marker. The General Store is located in North Bingham County Park west of Shelley, Idaho.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Store - Wikipedia. General dealers were established in the 18th and 19th century in many remote populated places where mobility was limited and a single shop was sufficient to service the entire community. Due to its close connection and confinement to its customers, general dealers often adjusted their sales offerings to the specific preferences of their community. (Submitted on October 2, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. 25 Old-Fashioned General Stores Across America -- Taste of Home. "If we ain't got it, you don't need it!" General stores were once the hub of rural towns,
General Store at North Bingham County Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 11, 2019
3. General Store at North Bingham County Historical Park
where people came not just for provisions but for gossip and treats. We found a bunch that are still thriving, selling penny candy, groceries, housewares, sandwiches and more.
(Submitted on October 2, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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