Part of the interior of a country store near the Newtown community in Rutherford County, just over the Bedford County line, in 1960. The store has been restored and moved to Bedford County. (Photo submitted)
Remember country stores? And, for that matter, some in-town "mom-and-pop" neighborhood stores?
Here's a look at part of a store in the Newtown area, just over the Rutherford County line from Longview Road, circa around 1960. The store's been restored by Kenneth Smith and moved to his property on Kingdom Road in Bedford County, and you can read about it in the Sunday, June 29, 2014 Times-Gazette or, from Sunday on, elsewhere at t-g.com.
This photo didn't make the paper, but it looks like so many country stores from probably as far back as the 1930s and up through the 1970s or even later. Remember the screen doors with "Colonial is good bread" imprinted? Wood floors and doors? And check out the Royal Crown Cola cooler. Soft drinks -- in returnable glass bottles back then -- just seemed so much colder than from the big cases in today's convenience stores.
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