Tell us about your favorite sporting goods / hardware store from back in day.

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  1. camano gibby

    camano gibby Senior Refuge Member

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    Grew up in the Ballard area of Seattle during the 1950's. The 3 G.I.'s surplus store on Holman Rd was a regular stop for my Dad and I when we needed gear. For guns, ammo, clothing, camping and hunting gear ,the best store was Warshalls on 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle. The had several top notch gunsmiths on duty that were ready to answer questions and fix your firearm.
    Nothing like the Cabelas hired help of today who when asked a question, just shrug their shoulders, and give you a blank look.
     
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  2. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Denny Dennis in Fenton, MO...still going strong...

    Starks in Prairie du Chien, WI...still going I think...
     
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  3. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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    Easton hardware floors creak .
    Up stairs never been in it.
    Heck of a display of stainless,
    Steel which is important when
    You have saltwater all around you.
     
  4. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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    Saved my favorite for last.
    Grollmans you didn't know.
    Where the hardware shells etc.

    Stopped and the liquor store
    Started Mr Jules was quite a
    Fellow had a big nose contest.

    He won that sucker hands down.
    Heck we didn't have our driver
    And had an account saved
    Us on gun shells many a time
    You try to kill 10 ducks we did
    Quite a few times different time

    On our lsland Mr Grollman was
    County Commissioner you couldn't
    Get anything past him.

    Pop was always building something
    Mr Jules new when l needed nails

    Because l didn't stop to see what
    Kind of shells or hip boots l wanted
    I would show him the nails he would
    Weigh them you talking about hot
    Dipped galvanized he had them
    Most days he would hand me a
    Nehi Orange Soda nectar from,
    The Gods We gunned all the Grollman
    Farms They were Kent lsland!!
     
  5. callinfowl

    callinfowl MEGA.

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    Dude
    why
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    hell
    do
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    write
    like
    this
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    And
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    people
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    take
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    seriously
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    :doh
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    :flame
     
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  6. THEIRCOMMITED10

    THEIRCOMMITED10 |Moderator Fishing|Call Sponsor| Sponsor Moderator

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    @seiowa that brings back memories up there . Never visited Richwood but lived up in the north woods for a handful of years through Minnesota as well as North Dakota and that right there is examples of the last great frontier . Real true freedom as we know it in this current rat race world .

    If I remember correctly there was an honors system gas pump at a place that looked very similar to your picture , I ran across one night . You pumped your gas and if they were closed for the day you came back and paid when they were open . You want to talk about a culture shock and damn right I went back and paid . That’s the heartbeat of America in places like that good true honest folks still around .
     
  7. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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    shoot l don't have a clue.


    What lm doing long as the teacher .

    Don't make me sit in the corner.

    And wear that dunce hat. You can block


    Me if you want
    Thanks for the criticism MarshmanDon
     
  8. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Definitely Herters in Waseca Minnesota. Always a treat as a kid to go there
     
  9. DuckyPhe

    DuckyPhe Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Presley's, back when it was just a one room shop called the South Side Worm Ranch.
     
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    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    I still am.
     

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