Looking back in Springfield: peek inside a 1900s grocery store

  • Staff report
Jan 02, 2018
HANDOUT/CONTRIBUTED BY THE CLARK COUNTY
Edward L. Monger, a former machinist who came to Ohio from Indiana in the 1880s, opened a grocery store in Tremont in the early 1900s. The interior of the store is shown here around 1910 when a young Earl R. McKinley was the clerk. McKinley later went on to work at one of the many Kroger s bakery and groceries in Springfield and Edward Monger moved to New Carlisle where he opened Monger s Grocery on Main Street. CONTRIBUTED BY THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Edward L. Monger, a former machinist who came to Ohio from Indiana in the 1880s, opened a grocery store in Tremont in the early 1900s. 

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The interior of the store is shown here around 1910 when a young Earl R. McKinley was the clerk. 

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McKinley later went on to work at one of the many Kroger’s bakery and groceries in Springfield and Edward Monger moved to New Carlisle where he opened Monger’s Grocery on Main Street.

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