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By John Davis

How Worland's grocery stores have changed


January 3, 2017

I’ve noticed how Worland’s grocery stores have changed during my lifetime, but only recently have I looked more closely at this change and realized how extensive it has been. Today, the great majority of the grocery needs of our town are met by two large stores, IGA and Blair’s, although there are three or four convenience stores. But during the 1950s, there were grocery stores of all sizes all over the town.

The only large grocery store I remember from the 1950s was the Safeway store, which was located in the building now occupied by Ace Hardware (Eighth and Big Horn). There were sev...

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