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Piggly Wiggly!
The Store with the Funny Name
We had one in our home town
6216 - 6218 Easton Avenue, (now Dr. Martin Luther King Drive)
Wellston, St. Louis County, Missouri
(ca 1930s to 1950s)

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  "Got" used six times ....  get it?

 

     

 

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Based on 1941 Wellston High School year book advertisement, the address of the Piggly Wiggly was  6216-6218 Easton (Dr. MLK Drive). 

 
    

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1937 Piggly Wiggly Self Service Store
6216-6218 Easton Avenue

(between Muehlings and the Wellston Show)

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New
Deal was in its fifth year.
    News from Europe was worrisome as Hitler rebuilt  Germany's war machine.  
    A brand new Chevy deluxe coupe cost $560.   
   A can of tuna went for a dime at the Piggly Wiggly store on Easton Avenue.
   You could see a double feature movie for ten cents in the "Air Cooled " Wellston Theatre!         COOL!


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The patented self service store

 

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  This store was so different it was Patented!!

A Self-Serving Store!

Excert below you can click on it to see the rest of the application and the store layouts, all patented.

 

 

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Part of 1917 Patent Store Layout


 

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Patented Lay out showing Customer shopping aisles
and direction of shopping from entrance to exit.

   
 

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Gone is Western Auto, Central Hardware, Velvet Freeze, Piggly Wiggly, Muehlings, Busy Bee, Kresges and Jupiter Stores and most of the other stores we knew in the 30s,40s, 50s, and 60s.
 

THANKS for the Memories!
 
 

 
 

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