Throwback Thursday: the old country store

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Photos courtesy of The Prospect-News

Old country stores are becoming nearly extinct with the modernization and globalization of our world. Family owned country stores once dotted the rural landscape offering essential goods to locals who weren't able to travel to "town" to shop. General stores served as social gathering spots for men folk to swap stories over a "sodie pop" and a bag of peanuts. Penny candy was always a treasured treat for any rural kid who could afford it. This week's throwback gives a glimpse into country store life in Missouri with a couple of images borrowed from The Prospect-News in Doniphan. If anyone would like to share old country store photos or other historical images of our area for possible future publication, please email us at We would love to hear from you.