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November 25, 2012

Babbie Museum saves Goshen Store

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There is no clear idea of how long the reconstruction will take nor when the new exhibit may be ready for the public, he added.

EARLY SETTLEMENT

Goshen General Store was built in 1801 along the edge of present-day River Road. A flood washed away the dam years later, and the store was actually moved for the first time up Barney Downs Road, where it stood until earlier this year.

“It was originally owned by Quaker settlers,” said Sunderland, who has authored or helped compile collections on the history of Peru.

“They had a tendency to build buildings that would last.”

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