Nothing too out of the ordinary this day at the store – nails, tobacco, sugar. I wonder what Father Oster was up to? I wonder how often he purchased items for area residents? I know he played an instrumental role in helping get new settlers established in the area. Sometimes it seems like he purchases an odd assortment of goods at the store.
Note: Julia Axion (spelling?) was Father Oster’s housekeeper.
*The McDermott General Store of Clontarf ledger books can be viewed at the West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center at the University of Minnesota – Morris. Visit their website for more information on their extensive collection.