A New Concept in Agri-Business

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Looking west-southwest approximately 3 miles south of Manson, Iowa, at the intersection of Highways N65 (N/S) and D26 (E/W). (Click on photo to enlarge.)

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Am I the only one who thinks this seems just a little surreal?

Information about the history of Younkers is available at the links below. I have no idea as to the accuracy of the information.

In case you don’t know anything about Younkers stores, they were probably ***the*** department stores for many of us growing up in the Midwest, at least for me in the ’60s and ’70s. (Anymore, for customer service and a few other reasons, I seldom step foot inside any Younkers store.) The Gates department store in Fort Dodge was a nearby favorite, as well.

http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Younkers-Inc-Company-History.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younkers

http://www.younkersdepartmentstore.net/

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5 Responses to “A New Concept in Agri-Business”

  1. Kathy Shannon Says:

    I love this photo Louise! Lots to ponder when viewing!

  2. Clara Hoover Says:

    Do you suppose some farmer got a really good deal for a grain truck?

  3. Clara Hoover Says:

    Two other thoughts. Perhaps the farmer has a part-time job driving for Younkers. Or maybe the person just lives on the farm, but doesn’t farm at all, and is a truck driver for Younkers.

  4. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Kathy: I’m glad you like it. The last two times I’ve been past that intersection, the truck has not been there. I kinda miss it!

    Clara: I bet the owner did get a good deal and uses the truck for storage or something farm-related and/or functional.

  5. mona Says:

    very funny. At first I though perhaps this was Wagner but after reading the caption I see it isn’t.

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