Merchant General Store
216 Main St,
Black River Falls, WI 54615
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Mon – Fri. 10:00 Am – 5:30 Pm
Sat. 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Sun. 12:00 Pm – 5:00 Pm
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Today is National Ice Cream Day!
On this day 239 years ago the Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States of America was born. Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? This is our first example in the beginning that freedom wasn’t free. Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and were tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. . Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured. Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags. Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward. Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton , Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis ad taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
Repurpose cardboard stencils into a wall art collage.
Vintage hand mirrors collection as a wall collage.
Here is an idea to repurpose embroidery hoops and add colorful fabric to make an amazing wall art collage.
Here is a great idea to display vintage plates into a wall art collage.
Happy Flag Day! June 14 ~ Flag Day commemorates adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777.
We have a variety of these wood hand crafted butterfly garden/yard stakes in several fun colors.
Just got more of these great hand crafted wood flowers in many fun colors. .
This place is beautiful ! Brings back alot of childhood memories .
Its rare that a business offers the whole package. The Merchant is one of those places. Not only does it offer interesting products like old fashion candy and toys but also provides a genuine slice of history.
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