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Baden Store on WV Route 87

On WV Route 87 in the 1940s and 1950s, Baden Store on Baden Ridge, Lloyd and Minnie Casto's at Gunville, and the Rolling Store which came through every Wednesday, were the only places to buy the staples of life. Going to the store was a treat.
Dad would hitch up the team about once a month and the family would go to the store. All of the other necessary things of life - salt, sugar, coffee, store bought candy, tobacco and chicken feed were bought at these stores. The chicken feed came in beautiful cotton print sacks. I have had a many a dress and quite a few pair of bloomers made from those feed sacks.
The Rolling Store was a semi-truck with shelves that held canned goods, and all of the other things we needed. If you wanted something special you would order it and the next week the Rolling Store would deliver it. When I went to Longview School the teacher would let us have recess when the Rolling Store came by; you could buy the world with a nickel back then. I was reminded in an email the other day that the 'ROLLIN STORE" was run by John Morgan. I did not remember his name just the fact the store came from Galpolis, Ohio.

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