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The Oldest General Store In Vermont Has A Fascinating History

Everyone loves a good underdog story, and the oldest General Store in Vermont has certainly been an underdog a few times. The Putney General Store has survived almost 20 different owners and two devastating fires, all while competing for business as chain and box stores pop up and internet sales continue to rise. Let’s take a look at the history of this store, along with the fires and, the best part, how Vermonters united to keep the store in business.

The General Store isn’t the only thing to see and do in Putney – look at all the great things Putney has to offer and see why it’s one of Vermont’s best kept secrets! You’ll absolutely love visiting.

Kristin Grimes
Kristin Grimes lives in Vermont, is a freelance writer and busy MOM (Manager of Madness) and WIFE (Washing, Ironing, Feeding, Etc.)