Plains Market

plainsΒ© 2014 Michael Fiveson

Found in an old dying town in northern Colorado is a painted sign for a tiny store that is still open. I wonder what the sign above this one once said. You can still see some very faded lettering, which is enhanced in black and white. Food and liquor, in a dying town. Why not.

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33 thoughts on “Plains Market

    • I used to love egg creams.I bought a girl a ring for 10 cents and rode by her porch on a bicycle and she was outside and I threw her the ring and kept riding. 2nd grade,1956. I would carry her books to school and loved her. I still remember her name.

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  1. Today were announced results of a study proving that drinking beer improves arthritis. I think if you drink enough beer, you don’t notice one way or the other. Let’s here it for BEER!

    I think they only call them egg creams in New York. Everywhere else, they are phosphates or some other thing. Were there ever eggs in egg creams?

    Great picture πŸ™‚ I love wall painted signs.

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    • Hi Sue. I wonder too about the bold liquor letters. Perhaps they only recently started selling liquor. It was a tiny store and we did not go in.

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      • Good guess on why the letters look bolder. There was a little store like this where I grew up and the inside was a jumble of absolutely everything, including liquor. As a kid so fascinating to wander in.

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  2. We all need food and drink, even in the smallest of towns! I love this little bit of history – it will disappear eventually, so it is important to document things before they do. Lovely shot, and thought provoking.

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  3. When it snows around here, folks go for bread and milk. Me? Snacks and beer (or wine / liquor). This store has almost all I need πŸ™‚

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