Clinton has the best river levee system in the State of Iowa. Floating on the water -- they have a non-profit summer stock professional theater located inside a parked paddle wheel boat.
There are many wonderful things I could tell you about Clinton, Iowa. But I think the most unexpected thing in Clinton is Smith's Country Store...
|A photo from the turn of the century|
|TODAY -- and you can forget about going to the website or checking out their Facebook page...lol...|
|This door has been used every day since the 1896...|
|Inside, there is an eclectic mix of merchandise|
|Lots of unique kitchen supplies|
|Some old, mixed in with the new|
|Altho, maybe some things have just been sitting on the sturdy shelves for 50 years|
|DON'T YOU LOVE IT???|
On a recent Saturday -- we stopped in at Smith's General Store. For over 70 years, it was run by two brothers who lived upstairs in the building. There used to be groceries, and a standard mix of farmer supplies -- seeds, hardware, tools, etc.
Today's storekeeper is a great-nephew to the original brothers...and he has a very eclectic mix of household items. Really...I just wish you could see this place...WHAT A HOOT...