One Stop Shopping for Everything Kingsport
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Horse Krickers (Remember Horse Krickers, Eastman Kids?) Coin Purse
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Kingsport's Five and Ten Cent Stores
What could you buy for a nickel in 1919? Here's an ad for Kingsport's first five and ten cent store, Hillman's which was located at 340 Broad Street.
The big chains started arriving in 1927 when Woolworth's opened on Broad Street.
The last big five and dime to arrive in town was McCrory's in March 1950. The building will soon be a Mexican restaurant. (Photo courtesy of City of Kingsport Archives)
Here are the specials for McCrory's opening day in 1950.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Plastic Squeeze Coin Holder
Friday, October 09, 2009
My Favorite Blog Posts
Four years and 256 blog posts later, here are six you may have missed:
(Some pop up by themselves, others pop up below this post. I don't know why.)
1933 Kingsport Phone Directory, all of it.
Map of the original Fort Henry Mall, from 1976.
Letter from Mayberry, in which Andy Griffith explains how town got its geographical location.
Broad Street Directory, 1947, 1965 and 1975.
Freedom Hall's Golden Age: the Seventies.
Haney's Place Chili recipe.