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Shopping in Des Plaines: Remember When?

Holiday shopping is much changed from the days of Des Plaines yore, circa 1900 - 1970.

Back then there was no "Black Friday". No Amazon Prime and next day delivery. No Target or Walmart or Old Navy.

The shopping was slower, locally based, at stores and local merchants who served generations and knew families by name.

Today on Des Plaines Memory, we take a stroll down the streets of our town and remember some of our favorite establishments.

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