Blackburn’s Grocery: A High Street favorite remembered

Memories of Blackburn’s Grocery at 828 N. High St. date back to a time before World War II.

Dexter Stephens’ son Sam Stephens, born in 1934, remembers when his family lived on Black Street about two and a half blocks from the store.

“When I was about 4 or 5 years old, we were playing in the backyard and decided we wanted some candy, so we gathered up some marbles and other items. We went to the store and told Mr. Blackburn we wanted some candy. He asked about money and we showed him our treasure. When he said we had to have some money to buy candy, we tried to talk him into trading. He gave us some penny candy and then gave us a ride home.”

 

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