Safeway in Maine in the 1940s

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Safeway in Maine in the 1940s

Post by TheStranger » 05 Dec 2008 12:59

Just saw these shots on Flickr:

http://flickr.com/photos/miklvance/3082899030/
http://flickr.com/photos/miklvance/3082899042/
http://flickr.com/photos/miklvance/3082899034/

I wonder if this was the New York division that would be gone two decades later...
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Re: Safeway in Maine in the 1940s

Post by romleys » 05 Dec 2008 14:32

Safeway was NEVER in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont... This is one of those times when the person must be referring to "Main Street". My Dad and his parents lived in Maine for most of their lives and without any doubt in their or my minds Safeway was never there.
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Post by TheStranger » 05 Dec 2008 14:36

romleys wrote:Safeway was NEVER in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont... This is one of those times when the person must be referring to "Main Street". My Dad and his parents lived in Maine for most of their lives and without any doubt in their or my minds Safeway was never there.
The person who posted the photos specifically referred to a place called, "Lights End, Maine." The fonts on the in-store signage are consistent with 1940s-early 1950s Safeway designs, too.
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Re: Safeway in Maine in the 1940s

Post by romleys » 05 Dec 2008 14:48

I'm not doubting that this store was a Safeway but and referring to the location. For what its worth there is no town in Maine called "Lights End".
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Re: Safeway in Maine in the 1940s

Post by TheStranger » 05 Dec 2008 15:22

romleys wrote:I'm not doubting that this store was a Safeway but and referring to the location. For what its worth there is no town in Maine called "Lights End".
I see what the reference is now:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%2 ... e&aq=f&oq=

It's a fictional town. Makes me wonder then why someone would imagine a Safeway being in it...
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