Austin, Nevada: Gridley Store: Famous Flour Sack

Reuel Colt Gridley sold and re-sold a sack of flour from his general store to raise money for wounded Civil War vets. Plaques on the outside wall tell the story.

Address:
Reese St., Austin, NV
Directions:
East end of town. The small stone building is on the north side of US Hwy 50, at its intersection with Reese St.
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Gridley Store: Famous Flour Sack

Original structure from 1863. Perhaps one of the West's earliest corner stores. It was co-owned by Reuel Colt Gridley, who sold a sack of flour over and over and over again.

[Kathy & Ron - Summer 2018, 07/14/2018]

Gridley sold and re-sold the famous sack to raise money for wounded Civil War vets. It's featured on his tombstone.


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