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Stone & Thomas & The Department Stores - West Virginia's Era of the Downtown Department Stores


In this era of shopping from home, younger generations may not understand the glamor of dressing up to go downtown to pursue this activity.  Each American city of every size had a variety of stores, offering the personality and flair of the owners and local tastes. West Virginia’s cities shared in this commercial endeavor with store names that were locally beloved. But from them all, Stone & Thomas Department Store emerged from Wheeling to become the Mountain State’s favorite place to shop and be seen.

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