Raymond Bial

Country Store to Corner Market: Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi

$23.99Price
  • Country Store to Corner Market: Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi offers an engaging and enlightening look at country stores from early dry goods stores to mom-and-pop groceries. The book traces the history of stores on the rural roadside and neighborhood groceries in the city. It continues on to early supermarkets and the Piggly Wiggly. The unique and varied region stretches from the Gulf of Mexico and Deep South to the hill country in the north of each state.

    Country Store to Corner Market: Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi looks at the varied cultures in weaving a popular history from frontier times to the stores and markets of today. It is a story of people and their bonds to their homeplace and each other from cotton picking to New Orleans jazz. Through captioned photographs of storekeepers and customers, farmers and townspeople, this book emphasizes daily life from buying flour and sugar to visiting with neighbors while waiting for the morning mail.

    Country stores and corner markets were once the gathering place for everyone in the community. Pull up a chair and enjoy these touching and sometimes humorous glimpses into the lives of our ancestors when they were once young.