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Orcas Island Historical Museums

Arbutus Store, James T. Geoghegan, 1914

Guy Allen and Ellen Avilla worked in the Arbutus Store waiting on and serving customers. They are standing ready to serve behind the counter. Three of the tables are visible with wire back chairs ready for customers to sit down to have a soda, sandwich, ice cream treat or some other fountain delight. On the wire-legged tables are soda or sundae glasses holding napkins

Adkins General Store in West Sound, Unknown c. 1900

The interior of the Adkins General Store showing a coffee grinder at front left, stairway in back center, crockery on upper level, stacked cans displayed above shelved cans, and bottles and jars on lower shelves.

Templin's Store, Unknown

Hugh Wooster Templin opened Templin's Fair in 1897. This structure was erected in 1918 after the original burned down. Its merchandise included groceries, hardware, clothing and drugs among many other items.