Comments from the Canyons: Country stores served as town hubs

Lynn Moncus

Recently, several of us have recalled our memories of country stores and the importance they played in the rural communities. Of course, the one I remember most vividly is the general store at Ima. It was begun by Grandad Moncus and his brother, Burnace, and later run entirely by Burnace. By the time I came along, it was quite modern, having gas pumps (real pumps) and a kerosene refrigerator.