Photo Album,Yorktown,Illinois,Bureau County
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PHOTO ALBUM - YORKTOWN, Fairfield Twnp., Bureau County > Image 17
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The Yorktown General Store has long been an area landmark. Although it is not known exactly when the structure was erected, a trust deed dated February 24, 1859 and filed in 1860 mentions a merchandise store then located on the property. Usually referred to as "the store", it was known to have been the location of the post office and telephone switchboard as well. The store is one of few remaining of the old style general merchandise stores that once existed in every community. It still has one of the few remaining hitch- ing posts in the area. Its owners over the years have been numerous. Today it is owned and operated by Richard and April Hinton, ~nd exists primarily as a grocery store and gas 116 station. It is also a favorite spot for many of the local people to get together for a cup of coffee. The store is also a favorite `hang-out for the village young folks, as witness the crew on hand last Octo- ber (1974) when the photographer called. In the photo are: 1st Row (I. to r.) Peter Kolling, Renee Cady, Andy Hinton, Seth Deyo, Lois Dyer, Cheryl Measimer, Chris tie Riddle, Amy Johnson. 2nd Row, seated, Chris kirst, Baby Matt Kirst, Mike Kirst, Steve Kirst, Chris Kolling, Mony Deyo, Cory Duelper, Ray Clark, Shelly Measimer, Steve Johnson, Paul Johnson, Debbie Rid- dle. Standing BackRow - Richard, April and Baby Jeff~ rey I-Iinton, Bob kolling, Gene Kuelper, Becky Hinton, Colleene Kolling, Cindy Redell. Doorway: Don Kirst.

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