General Store (Rossie, Iowa)

A sign directs visitors to the “gas, grocery, and beer” sold at the general store in the Clay County community of Rossie. Now home to 70 residents, Rossie was originally established as a stop along the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1900, apparently named after a wife of an important railroad employee. A centennial celebration, which included a historical program, lunch, souvenirs for sale, and a parade, was held August 5, 2000.

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