Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


September 15, 1970, Appleton Post-Crescent
Before the current ShopKo, there had been another, on the grounds of the current Goodwill center on WI 47.  Combining a discount department store with a grocery store, it followed the model of the Treasure Island store in Appleton and offered extended hours.  From 45 years ago...some prices, huh?  But to put it in perspective, minimum wage back then was $1.60, with today's buying power of $9.84, per the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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