Dewey Hall’s Store, Crosland

crosland ga dewey halls store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

As of 2017, this structure is gone. Sarah (Sue) White Allen, who grew up in Crosland, writes: I think this store belonged to Dewey Hall. It use to have A gas pump out front that you pumped the amount of gas that you wanted into the top glass holder that had the gallons marked on it. I remember he had a freeze for ice cream & we would put our cokes in there until they got slushy. He also had an ice house as most people didn’t have refrigeration. You would tell him what weight that you wanted he would chip it off the big block, tie a strong string around it then put it on a stick & two of us kids would carry it home, of course if you were strong enough you could carry it a lone. Oh how good the ice tea was!!! I wish I had a nickel for every time I went there, walking or riding my bike. Those really were the good ole days. Would love to hear from any one that remembers this too.

Marilyn Powell Reynolds recalls: I went to first and second grade school in Crosland. I don’t think I learned anything while there though. There were supposed to be 2 teachers there for the 8 grades but there was usually just one there at the time. I remember the bus stopping at the store and they would let several go in the store to get what we wanted. It was a fun school, but that was about all you could say for it. This would have been 1953-1954

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5 responses to “Dewey Hall’s Store, Crosland

  1. Marilyn Powell Reynolds

    I went to first and second grade school in Crosland. I don’t think I learned anything while there though. There were supposed to be 2 teachers there for the 8 grades but there was usually just one there at the time. I remember the bus stopping at the store and they would let several go in the store to get what we wanted. It was a fun school, but that was about all you could say for it. This would have been 1953-1954

  2. Connie Ragan

    I used to spend the summers with my grandmother in Crosland. I used to go to that store a list everyday with friends. This was in the 60’s. Miss those days.

  3. Sarah W. Allen

    I think this store belonged to Dewey Hall. It use to have A gas pump out front that you pumped the amount of gas that you wanted into the top glass holder that had the gallons marked on it. I remember he had a freeze for ice cream & we would put our cokes in there until they got slushy. He also had an ice house as most people didn’t have refrigeration. You would tell him what weight that you wanted he would chip it off the big block, tie a strong string around it then put it on a stick & two of us kids would carry it home, of course if you were strong enough you could carry it a lone. Oh how good the ice tea was!!! I wish I had a nickel for every time I went there, walking or riding my bike. Those really were the good ole days. Would love to hear from any one that remembers this too. Sue White,
    my maiden name

  4. Betty

    My grandparents lived in Crosland when I was a little child. There house was down a road across from the stores and was maybe a mile or so from the main highway. Remember my grandaddy taking me down to the store to get himself some snuff and me some penny candy back in the 50’s. Thanks for the memories.

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