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Thursday, March 16, 2017

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    Jeff Young - According to Virginia McConnell in Bayou Salado, the Garos General Store started life in Chubb’s Ranch (later called Newitt), and was moved to Garos in 1885 on two flat cars.  By the turn of the Century it was in the hands of A. S. Turner.

Early 1900s.  Park County Archives

    In the early 1930s, some of the walls were covered in wood shingles.  In the first picture, note the bundle of shingles leaning against the fence, an the tar-paper between the clapboard and shingles.  In the following pictures, note that the lower section of the false front was shingled, but not the side entry vestibule.

At the side of Turner’s store.  Park County Archives

Clara Lilley in Garos.  January 1935.  Park County Archives

Paul and Dorothy Strohmeyer with Turner store in background.  1930s.  Park County Archives

    While the building is currently in a rather forlorn state, I was able to measure it in the summer of 2016.





    A PDF containing high resolution versions of the elevation drawings can be found in the files section. And a thread documenting my construction of an HO scale model can be followed in the C&S Discussion Forum.
Happy modelling!
Jeff Young

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