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BACK IN TIME: L.O. Gale store, Mitchell, 1881

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L.O. Gale, an early pioneer of Mitchell, built a store (pictured) at the corner of Second Avenue and Main Street in 1881, which sold drugs, jewelry, books and stationary. Gale, along with Louis Beckwith (another Mitchell businessman), came up with the idea of building the Corn Palace in Mitchell in the summer of 1892.

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