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For the love of Murphy's : the behind-the-counter story of a great American retailer / Jason Togyer.

Togyer, Jason. (Author).

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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Meyersdale Public Library 381 TOGYER (Text) 30512005377070 MEYM Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780271033709 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0271033703 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Keystone book"--P. facing t.p.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-270) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Bethel Park, 1970 -- A revolution in retailing -- The Macy's of Appalachia -- Can you spare a dime? -- The Murphy girls -- At war at home and abroad -- Meals at Murphy's -- The fabulous fifties -- The pride of the chain -- McKeesport Yankees in Dixieland -- Determination and diversion -- Happy holidays -- Home runs and a few errors -- Triumph and trial -- Aftermath and legacy.
Summary, etc.:
"Presents a detailed history of the G.C. Murphy Company, headquartered in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Examines the larger context of the origins and evolution of five-and-ten-cent stores"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: G.C. Murphy Co. > History.
Variety stores > United States > History.
Variety stores > Pennsylvania > History.
Stores, Retail > United States > History.
Stores, Retail > Pennsylvania > History.

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