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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.

Reese St., Austin, NV
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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