General stores of the early 20th century provided many necessities and comforts for pioneer towns and their populaces. The main location for shopping in early Lancaster was located at the southwest corner of Antelope Avenue and Tenth Street. Some items commonly sold at these early general stores include dried meats and fruits, locally caught game, axes and pickaxes, cutlery, rifles, and garments.
One very popular local general store in the early 20th century was the Cram General Store, which was located in downtown Lancaster. The Cram General Store burned down in 1912.
"Gurba, Norma H. Lancaster. Arcadia, 2005.
Photo courtesy of MOAH Collections"