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General Store
A “general store” sold a variety of merchandise of the type on display in the museum store. Items vary from fabric to dishes to groceries to small tools. Our shelves serve up a variety such as wheat pattern dishware, soda crackers in a barrel, wool swimsuits on a rack, and canning jars. Children find it a challenge to identify many of the items. Stores selling a variety of merchandise in early Clear Lake included: Anderson’s Clothing Store (1900) DeHope Bakery and Grocery (1920s) Ennis & English Dry Goods Lockhart Building (1901) Kilpatrick Store (1907) Mangel’s Hardware (1927) Marsh’s Store (1937) Federated Store (1948) Durick’s V-Store (1950)