This Delightful General Store In Illinois Will Have You Longing For The Past

Imagine life in the early 1900s. This is before Portillo’s hot dogs, before Twinkies were invented, maybe even before you were born. You’d get all dolled up and take yourself down to the church, post office, or general store to park your horse and buggy while greeting everyone you meet on the street.

Step back in time to an era when things were just a little simpler when you visit this historic old general store. Check it out:

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1904 General Store is located at 322 E Broadway Alton, Illinois, and you can learn more on the store’s Facebook page.

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