A Texas Variety Store In The 1920s

Pictured here is the W.H. Rowland Variety Store* in Comanche, Texas, but it could have been any store in any small Texas town in the 1920s.

W.H.ROWLAND VARIETY STOREMr. Rowland’s store was located on the west side of the square in Comanche, and if you look closely, you will notice his Christmas decorations. As you can see, he carried a multitude of items and, of course, a sign of the times can be seen in the many hanging handkerchiefs on the right side of the photo.

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*I found this photo with some others in a folder on which someone had written my name. If you are the giver of this photo, I will be glad to add your name here.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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One Response to A Texas Variety Store In The 1920s

  1. missyjones says:

    Fredda, I am too young (would you believe that) to know about Rowland’s FIVE AND DIME STORE. They were called Variety stores in earlier days, because they had such a variety of items to sell and also because nearly everybody had a nickel or a dime to buy something. Missy Jones

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