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Mike Watson: Jim is right on on grocery successions

The post war years were days of musical grocery store chains
Comments re article 43071 White Cash Pete Walker bought JD Harper out in 1947

By Mike Watson

Cousin Jim is right on this...follow the link to the 1947 series of musical grocery store chairs for information on the post-war era of "feed the people" of Columbia and Adair County!

A not grocery not recently, and one of the first modern, self-service grocery stores in Columbia, was Mr. E. Campbell's Columbia Super Market which opened in a new building on Jamestown Street, just across from the intersection with highway 80, in December 1941. Many of my generation may remember it only as a seed and feed store, but I remember going there with my parents.

Also, Epperson and Keen Grocery, operated by Stanley Epperson and Elmer Keen, was on the corner of the Square and Campbellsville Street where the Corner Drug was later located. I am not certain of dates of operation, but certainly in the early 1930s.

W.R. Wooten operated the Triangle Food Store for about two years before selling it to Crawford and Olin Loy in early 1946. Mr. Wooten purchased from Roland Baldwin. -Mike Watson

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