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Visitors can savor the smells and sights of an 1870s general store as they sample the wares or try a game of checkers. Chat with the costumed staff, or sit on the porch and envision a steamboat plying the river below. When the railroad passed by the small town of West Newton, the store was forced to close with much of the unsold inventory still on the shelves, where it remains today. Managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society.

Location: P.O. Box 112, Hwy 21, New Ulm Minnesota 56073 Telephone 507-354-2016

Other History nearby:
(St Peter) E St Julien Cox House
(New Ulm) Harkin General Store
(Mankato) Heritage Center Museum
(Mankato) Historic Hubbard House
(Comfrey) Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
(Mankato) Judge Lorin P. Cray Museum

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