What is general merchandise store?

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Zalma, Missouri - History
... Slagle General Merchandise Store across the way would burn also ... Cubbage and the Randolph James Store, both located to the south of the mill, were destroyed in the blaze ... Its last owner was Lawrence James, who soon went into the general produce business and removed the building ...

Famous quotes containing the words store and/or general:

    Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven...
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 6:19,20.

    Jesus.

    Without metaphor the handling of general concepts such as culture and civilization becomes impossible, and that of disease and disorder is the obvious one for the case in point. Is not crisis itself a concept we owe to Hippocrates? In the social and cultural domain no metaphor is more apt than the pathological one.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)