Historical Images of Porter County

O. G. Larson General Merchandise
Wheeler, Indiana

Date: Circa 1910
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: None
Collection: Clarence and Helen (Reimer) Brown
Remark: This photograph was taken at the depot grounds in Wheeler. Across the roadway the store of O. G. Larson General Merchandise is visible. Odin G. Larson operated his general merchandise store until 1915 when he declared bankruptcy. The store was then taken into receivership and soon after purchased by Franklin (Frank) Leslie Longshore. At the time of his purchase, Longshore was also operating a general merchandise store in Valparaiso. Longshore moved all of his Valparaiso stock to Wheeler, where he became quite successful.

Odin G. Larson moved to the Chesterton area soon after his store failed and began a new occupation as a painter. He passed away on Monday, June 7, 1965, and was interred in the Chesterton Cemetery.

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