Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shopping Saturday

Here is where my frustrations blow up!  My goal today was to post some great picture of a historical general store from Rowland, Nevada, Mountain City, Nevada and Johnsville, Minnesota.  Alas, my efforts have been road blocked!
I know that my Great Aunt Geneva Swanson Olson (1895-1981) moved to Rowland, Nevada to be a teacher and later married and was a postmaster and worked as a store keeper.  I was able to find a record for her husband Chauncey Axel Olson (1892-1964) as the postmaster in Nevada appointed in 1930.

So, I switched gears and looked around for another general store that is closer to home in the hopes that I could find something on this store.  As luck would have it, I did find tiny bits of information!  I was disappointed that the pictures that I did find from the Blaine historical society did not have information about who is in the pictures or what the dates are.  Here is what I do know about this store in my family which isn't very much:  William Tigue (1881-1956) and Anna Swanson Tigue (1885-1963) Ran the Johnsville General Store in 1926.  It was bought from John Augustson whom I also cannot find information about.

http://www.blainehistory.org/Photo_Gallery/Misc_Johnsville_Store.jpg http://www.blainehistory.org/Photo_Gallery/Misc_Johnsville_Store_2.jpg

5 comments:

  1. Try searching in historical newspapers for the store. Maybe they ran some advertising.
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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  2. Thanks for sharing these old photos, which are so nostalgic and evocative. My grandpa and grandma owned a grocery store in New York City during the 1920s through 1940s--switch out this store's ice cream for my grandparents' pickle barrel, and they're close.

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  3. Marion, I love these old general stores. I really grew up in the wrong time frame!
    Theresa, I have a trip planned to the historical society this month to look for more information about the store. I didn't have this info when I was there a year ago.

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  4. Try the Elko Museum. "Memories of Rowland Nevada" puplished in the Northeastern nevada historical society quarterly. by ruthe scott Aalseth 95-4

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  5. I you are interested in Axel's ancestry, I'd be happy to send it to you. I have researched his line back to the 1600's. He was my 2nd cousin once removed.
    lee carlson
    lcarlson@hvc.rr.com

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