The General Store

The General Store

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Young readers will discover why towns often sprang up around The General Store which was the heart of the community where goods were bought and traded, local news was reported, and people met to discuss weather, crops, and gossip. Lively photos, illustrations, and interesting text feature:
items sold at the store such as food, clothing, housewares, and farm equipment
the important role played by the storekeeper including postmaster, banker, and lawyer
the many forms of payment used
the storekeeper's system of record keeping


Young readers will discover why towns often sprang up around The General Store which was the heart of the community where goods were bought and traded, local news was reported, and people met to...Young readers will discover why towns often sprang up around The General Store which was the heart of the community where goods were bought and traded, local news was reported, and people met to...