General Store - S. G. Beaver

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S G Beaver's Shoe Store is on the left of the photo. It is obvious that this photo was taken after 1910 since the Railroad Bridge is visible in the photo. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/7/13 - Image Year: 1929

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In 1905 Samuel G. Beaver established a general store at Mexico, PA, and remained there two years. He moved to Port Royal in 1907 and established a department store with a stock of about six thousand dollars.

This note appeared in the March 13, 1907 issue of the Port Royal Times: "S. G. Beaver shipped ninety crates of eggs in the past two weeks." The March 27 issue of the same paper reported: "S. G. Beaver shipped 1200 dozen of eggs on Friday last that he gathered in two days on the road."

S. G. Beaver's store was on the north side of Market Street between Second and Third Streets. Eventually this property was turned into a drug store and restaurant. In 1976 the property was destroyed by a fire that leveled about half of the properties on the block.


It will be news to many that S. G. Beaver, who for the past 13 years has conducted the largest store in Port Royal, on Saturday last sold his stock and fixtures to Morris Bolen of Philadelphia the new proprietor taking possession last Monday a. m.

Mr. Beaver, during his conduct of the mercantile business has built a large and flourishing trade. He is noted for his energy and fair dealing, and his store was one of the most successful in Juniata County. It is understood that Mr. Beaver contemplates going into another business, but will take a long rest before doing so. (From the Juniata Tribune of 28 October 1920)"

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/6/22 - Image Year: 1910
SOUVENIR PLATE advertising the Beaver Store
Contributed by ray on 7/8/18 - Image Year: 1910
SOUVENIR PLATE advertising the Beaver Store.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/6/13 - Image Year: 1929
ADVERTISEMENT from 1929 PRHS Yearbook.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/6/13 - Image Year: 1930
ADVERTISEMENT from 1930 PRHS Yearbook.

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