Saugus Iron Works NHS Bookstore: National Park Service
I don't remember going to this store, but most National Park Service sites have stores like this one, which is also available on-line.
What to buy: Items on the website include:
Ironworks on the Saugus $14.95
This book is a history of the Lynn and Braintree ventures of the Company of Undertakers of the Ironworks in New England and of making of iron in America through the seventeenth century.
Ironmaking Poster: $0.95
Saugus Iron Works NHS Pin: $5.95
Early settlers in Massachusetts needed iron tools, nails and utensils to build their homes and plant their crops. Saugus Iron Works was the first successful iron factory in the new world.
Three Sovereigns for Sarah (2-Volume Video Set): $34.95
This is a true story. Nineteen people were hanged and one old man was pressed to death - hundreds of others were jailed during the 'witch hysteria' of 1692.
Colonial America - First Coinage: $10.95
Trade of the early colonists was conducted principally by barter. Eventually, beaver skins, tobacco, Indian wampum, musket balls, nails, etc. were accepted as having specific values - set of 6 coins.
America's National Parks Baseball Hat: $15.95
Our baseball-style hat is fully adjustable and features the logo of America's National Parks in full-color embroidery.
- Historical Travel
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HILLTOP BUTCHER SHOP: old fashioned butcher shop/ grocery store
The Hilltop Butcher Shop is a delight. The prices are cheap. There's a little produce department, the vegetables look really fresh. The butcher shop area is cold like a meat locker, and there's any kind of steak/ meat you are looking for. You can also buy Hilltop sauces and dressings.
The bake shop has quality packaged goods. I worked in a supermarket bake shop, I know these prices are inexpensive.
A cute, quaint little grocery store.
What to buy: Steak, that's what the Hilltop is known for.
What to pay: Way cheaper than chain supermarkets like Stop & Shop down the road.
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BERNIE & PHYL'S: Quality, Comfort and Price...that's nice!
There's a local rivalry between furniture stores in Massachusetts. Jordan's Furniture provides a Disneyland-like atmosphere but their furniture is just not as good as Bernie & Phyl's. Bernie & Phyl's is unpretentious and has good quality furniture.
Bernie & Phyl’s has been listed as one of the “Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores” by Furniture/Today for each of the past five years.
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