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Friday, January 19, 2018

1967 – Thank You Days #1 –

 Downtown Minot  --  This was a November  promotion the Downtown Minot merchants held …. 12 lucky people would be rewarded with a $100 gift certificate from the registration. …. Participating Businesses included – FW Woolworths – Toivo’s Jewelry – Rueb’s Camera and Cards – Shark’s Clothiers – Coast to Coast Store – Jay’s Men’s & Boy’s Wear – The Pollyanna Shop – The Jacqueline Shop – Ann’s Fashions --  AM Foss Jewelers --  Bader’s Women’s Wear --- Taube’s Ladies wear – Ellison’s – Don Moe Chrysler Plymouth -- 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thunderbird Home Center –

 in 1971 Thunderbird was located at 623 North Broadway …. Their specialty seemed to be electrical and plumbing supplies ….. Some of the prices in August of 1971 included …. Medicine cabinets – 24 inch for $12.95 to a 42 inch for $20.95 ….. a 5 light crystal chandelier for $29.95 ….. 30 gallon gas water heater - $46.95 ….. double bowl stainless steel sink - $19.95 and bathroom vanities complete with marble as low as $48.95 …..


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1967 Auto Supplies –

I can’t help but envy the prices for auto supplies in 1967 compared to today…. However the comparison to the value of the dollar is probably the same ….. Automotive batteries - $11.95 for a 24 month battery to $19.95 for a 42 month battery … gas line antifreeze – 19 cents a can ….. windshield spray de-icer – 67 cents a can …. Spark plugs 57 cents each …. Retread snow tires as low as $9.88 each and studded snow tires for only $21.88 each….. and replacement steel wheels to mount the snow tires on for only $5.99 each …..mounting was no extra charge.

Western Auto 1962

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tesoro Opens in Minot

Tesoro Convenience Store – This convenience store was located at 1515 2nd Ave SW – Across the street from Harley’s Service Station …. The Grand opening was held the first week in December in 1972….. the store was open from 7 am to 11pm ….. some of the Grand Opening specials included 1 dozen eggs for 49 cents ….. 20 ounce Listerine for $1.17 …. Ladies panty hose for 49 cents a pair and men’s or ladies snowmobile boots for $7.99 a pair. …… 


Friday, January 12, 2018

Scheel's on Broadway

Scheel’s – located at the intersection of Broadway and Burdick ( originally National Grocery and lately Zimmerman’s Furniture now the Mattress Store) - --- full line hardware store that also sold sporting goods and baking products – Some of the products you could purchase in the 70’s besides sporting goods --- Housewares items such as casserole dishes, Krumkake irons and rosette irons, aluminum foil  --- Electric appliances like a pizza baker or a burger maker --- hardware items including electrical supplies, furnace filters drill bits and vises --- Christmas Decorations and some toys ….


Thursday, January 11, 2018

1970 - Grocery Prices

 Just another look at the price of food back in December, 1970 ….. Miracle Mart claimed to have the lowest prices in Minot. They claimed you could save up to 15% on you total food purchases by shopping a t Miracle mart. Some of the prices from over 40 years ago – Bananas – 12 cents pound … Baby food – 11 cents a jar …. Campbell’s Tomato Soup – 11 cents a can ….. Select T-Bone steak - $1.28 lb. ….. 10 pounds of red potatoes – 38 cents …… Hamburger – 79 cents a pound and one of my favorites Center Cut Chuck Roast – 68 cents pound

Garden Valley Super Fair

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Alm's Dairy

-Alm’s Milk Products – in 1961, Alm’s Milk products featured the only plastic, no wax carton in Minot. Alm’s also featured Ice Cream along with their Grade “A” milk. Alm’s also had home delivery available. Alm’s millk bottles were sealed by special machine with heat settings up to 1500 degrees. Under the bottle caps were a heavy a cardboard bottle top with premiums printed on them. One could save the bottle tops and redeem them for a “Treasure of fine premiums”. Such items included a Pen Portrait for a picture you sent in, A flourentine silver spoon set, a Black Foredty Wall Clock, 6 personalized pencils, and at one time the bottle tops could be redeemed for admission to the matinee shows at the Empire Theater.