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Poquoson, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miss Becky's Store

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
1. Miss Becky's Store Marker
Inscription.  In 1915, Dryden Grocery opened its doors at this location. Although the store here today is not the original building, it was owned and operated by the Dryden family until the museum purchased it in 2003. The store was run by Mrs. Rebecca Freeman Dryden. The name Dryden Grocery was too formal for such a homey place so patrons referred to it as Miss Becky's. The one room store had a collection of miscellaneous staples cluttering the shelves. From soap and dish detergent to empty soda bottles and old lard tins for "salting fish". When not waiting on customers, Miss Becky could be found sitting in her rocking chair next to the coal stove reading or piecing quilts. The empty bushel baskets stacked in the corner would be used to display fresh vegetables harvested from the fields her son plowed and planted behind her farm house. After purchasing the store, the museum completely renovated the interior of the store to its original glory, carefully replacing each shelf and counter in its original location.
 
Erected by Poquoson Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
Miss Becky's Store image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
2. Miss Becky's Store
Industry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. 37° 7.689′ N, 76° 21.987′ W. Marker is in Poquoson, Virginia. Marker is on Poquoson Avenue (Virginia Route 171) just west of Poplar Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 968 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson VA 23662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dryden Farmhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); What Is A Dairy? (within shouting distance of this marker); John Deere Tractor (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Hunt Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Two Log Canoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Three Sisters Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poquoson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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