Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post Reporter 

From dry goods for farmers to Farmers State Bank


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

TOP Left: Frank Smith receiving a picture of Farmers State Bank building when it was Carlstrum Dry Goods from Jeanie Hockersmith.

The January 22, 1925 edition of the Pine Bluffs Post announced that C. E. Carlstrum was in the process of tearing down the building on Main Street and Lincoln Way which housed his grocery store.

It was further reported that Carlstrum would be erecting a new building on Second and Main Streets to house a large department store, with the name of Carlstrum's Dry Goods store.

There was no follow-up article relating to the opening of the store. However, in the June 11 edition of that year, the store's ad on the back page of the paper subtly announced the new location of the store with the word,...

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