Jefferson Dimestore in "Hair" (Location)

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Ten-Cent Store
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Office/store
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1318
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805
Description: 

The "ten-cent store" where Susan Reed gets a job after dropping out of school is more familiarly called a "dimestore," or a "five-and-dime store" (135). The first such stores were opened in Pennsylvania by the Woolworth Brothers in the late 19th century. By the early 20th century they were common in the South. They were known for the variety of low-cost merchandise they stocked, and the way their customers had direct access to the merchandise (instead of having to ask a clerk to get things).

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous

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