Hello, I am new here. I am very interested in the Pomona General Store puzzle. I grew up in Jackson County, Illinois, where Pomona is located. I have many happy memories connected with the old Pomona General store.
I remember trips to the store with my Aunt and Uncle who had a farm high on a hill just above Pomona. This was circa in the 1950s. We would get ice cold bottles of Coke from the Coke Cooler inside the store. I remember that they were lined up inside the cooler and had to be slid along a track to retrieve them. I also remember looking at the bags of flour and sugar, packaged in "fabric" bags which was used for making clothes, etc. at that time. The bags sat under the windowsill inside the store. What wonderful memories I have of this place. My great grandmother Fleming also lived on the road to Pomona. I remember a night when I was staying with my Aunt and Uncle seeing my Great Grandma's house, which was on the road below the farm, in flames. I remember our rushing down to her house and the sound of the canned goods exploding in the fire. Greta Grandma was OK, but her house was completely destroyed.
I would very much like to know who the manufacturer of the puzzle is. Thank you for your patience.