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Located in La Conner
"Come to the top of the hill for a spectacular view of Skagit County history"

Nelson- Neal Company Store, Montborne, WA 1908
Partners John Nelson and Frank S. Neal of the Nelson-Neal Lumber Company ran this general store for the little logging community of Montborne, located along the shore of Big Lake. At the time of this picture, it had a population of 150 and included everyone who worked for the company and a few farmers. The store had a post office and like many general stores was a gathering place for the settlement. It carried all the essentials a logger would want including clothing, dry goods, tools, groceries, and other sundries. Furniture could be also ordered through the store.


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