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I was out for a drive with my sister and father during a visit with them in Arizona in April 2015.

We turned a corner and I spotted this abandoned convenience store at the intersection of Arizona routes 87 and 287 in a wide spot in the road named La Palma. I managed to get a couple grab shots of which this is the best.

Some quick online research yielded the information that this business has been closed for some time after being operated for more than 60 years.

The store and accompanying living quarters were built in 1947 and closed due to illness and retirement of the owners.

The property was apparently cleaned up at some point by the Coolidge Future Farmers of America chapter as part of a program with the Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation.

There are countless closed businesses such as this one across America and all of them have stories to tell.

But seldom hear or read those stories. We just drive past and hardly notice yet another failed or discontinued enterprise.

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Written by csanders429

December 8, 2016 at 7:10 am

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