A Trip To One Of The Oldest General Stores In Iowa Is Like Stepping Back In Time

The American Civil War began in 1861, and it was in full swing in 1863 when a new hardware store opened in the small town of New Providence, Iowa. That tidbit of history might have been forgotten among all the turmoil and heartbreak of its day except for the fact that the New Providence Hardware Store didn’t close, crumble, and become forgotten in all the years since (although it did burn once).

Add this store to your bucket list, and enjoy exploring a portion of the charming community of New Providence, whose population, at around 220, is only 40 less than it was in 1900! Some things don’t change very quickly!

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Address: New Providence Hardware Inc, 401 W Main St, New Providence, IA 50206, USA