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SIOUX CITY GROCERY STORES

SIOUX CITY AND THE MAGICAL NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY STORE

Sioux City’s first general store, Tootle & Jackson, opened for business in 1856. Seemingly, the store sold everything, from foodstuffs to tobacco and boots. As Sioux City grew, so did the number of shops. By the 1920s, the town could boast of over 200 grocery stores that were the centers of neighborhood activity. They also reflected the diversity of the city as well. These busy and diverse businesses were owned and operated by Swedes, Russians, Poles, Italians, Mexicans, Vietnamese and many others, including those that were kosher.

Eventually, Sioux City was also home to many wholesale grocers who operated chain retail stores like Council Oak. Today, many of these shops, though no longer grocery stores, still dot Sioux City neigh- borhoods as other businesses or apartments. Look around your own neighborhood and see what you can find.

The Sioux City Public Museum’s Archives Manager Tom Munson will be the guide through Sioux City’s various neighborhoods. Adequate time will be given for discussion, questions and most cer- tainly, memories.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON
Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11
Fee: No charge / Max: 100
Lifelong Learning membership not required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2218-10 

 

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