Sunday, July 24, 2016

Grocery Stores of The Past

Truly a thing of the past, the little groceries stores of years ago.  How I miss the old county grocery stores.  There used to be several located in all the little communities in our county.  All you would need you could find at these stores.  So wonderful to have grown up during the time that these communities and grocery stores were alive and doing well.

Here are some that were located in the small community of Crayne, my hometown.

Dorroh Bros. store was located near the railroad track on the northern end of our community.

James Franklin Dorroh came to Crayne and went to work for  Mr.Hugh Glenn.  He soon purchased the building and stock of good, and he spent his life in this business.

Later his sons and daughter operated the business from around 1892 to the late 1940's.

Pictured left to right:  Eugene and Robert Dorroh. 

This is the Brown's General Store, Walter and Lois Brown.

 Dully Baird is resting on the bench.

Those wonderful old wooden store benches, what memories they bring back. 

This building burned in 1959. 

One of the grocery stores that Crayne used to have was the Myers Grocery.  It was owned and operated by Allie and Mary Emma (Dorroh) Myers.  The block building was built in 1960, on the location of the former Dorroh's Store.  The inventory consisted of groceries and some hardware.

This is a picture of the store in 1961.  In the picture are left to right: Henry Ordway, Allie Kirk and Mr. Allie Myers, owner of the store.

Later they sold the inventory to a Mr. and Mrs. Locket Nunn of Sturgis.  in 1964 Mr. and Mrs. Nunn moved the store inventory to old Kuttawa.

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