a Civil War Naval veteran, took over the store and enlarged it considerably.
He sold the usual wide range of goods that a general store offered in
the late 19th century, as can be seen in the ad below:
store was the local post office, meeting place and gossip central. It
was also the place where summer families came for their groceries and
supplies. The street cars on their way from downtown Plymouth to the
Hotel Pilgrim and Fresh Pond in Manomet (you could always tell the summer
folk they put the accent on the last syllable of "Manomet"
rather than the first, as was both Wampanoag and Plymouth practice).
Bartlett's Store (1892)
front porch was the Wellingsley or Jabez Corner "men's club"
in the summer, and in the winter they met around the big potbellied
stove in the store. Click on the picture to identify the loungers
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