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Sunday, July 12, 2009


Newburgh Country Store

This is not a fabricated cracker barrel or a tourist trap in Gatlinburg but a true iconic slice of history in Newburgh Indiana...about 10 minutes outside of Evansville. The store is what every "Country Store" aspires to be...a place where you can spend your time lost in the wares of yesterday. Now in it's third generation...the same family has owned and operated the store for over 50 years. Walk in and you will leave with rock candy, snow shoes, straw hat or just a more complete understanding of 1800's rural America. Each of you has a store similar to this in your home town...reflecting your town's past. Next time you pass by...stop in and see your great grandparents' nessecities that they rode horseback maybe over a day to pick up while in town.

The owner of the store was kind enough to let me intrude and take pictures of this Southern Indiana landmark...Thank you Nathan!

17 comments:

septembermom said...

There are probably so many interesting things to choose from in that store. Love the photo. It's nice when a store is still in the family after so many generations.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom,
Each time I go in there...I see something new!

Dan

tricia said...

This is great. I would love to be able to spend some time there. So much of Americana is lost every day. I don't think there is appreciation for it as there once was. Too bad.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Dan,
You find the most amazing things....
I just need to come be your shadow.
Your life experience is beyond amazing!
;^)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

There was a sparser version of a store like this near my grandparents house. If we helped to dust furniture on Friday, we earned a quarter to spend there. That's when penny candy was really a penny, so we could make quite a haul.

But don't go at 1pm, the owner closed the store for his afternoon nap!

Simply Heather said...

You know I love this, don't you? You should and I do!

Sabrina said...
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Sabrina said...

Hey Dan...we have a store here in town that has been there since the town became a town in the 1800s...the ownwer jokes that he's been there since then too. Every Saturday the sitting area is filled with old men one-upping each other. It is the most awesome thing ever.
When I first saw your pic I thought it was the general store in Luckenbach, Texas. Ever been there?

Dan Felstead said...

Tricia...
You are right...I think "Americana" hit its' peak a while back but the history is still there to be experienced.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...my life experience is no more than "too much time on my hands"!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

June..thanks for visiting. Sounds like the life to me...no work after 1:00pm...I should be so lucky!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...
I bet you have some really neat stores like this in Vermont???

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sabrina...I have not but I would love to visit and see the store and listen to the stories!

Dan

shabby girl said...

Dan, you KNOW I love this effect, and it works especially well on these country stores!
Yeah, I could get lost in there!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...
Lost is the word! This is only a small part of the two story old building.

Dan

Ree said...

I love this! It would be fun to browse this store.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks again Ree...there is enough inside here to keep you busy for a while!

Dan