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Monday, February 15, 2010

Mammoth Mart (I'm not really sure if I posted about this or not before):

I couldn't have been more than 5 when the local Mammoth Mart went out of business. And I was too young to really remember the kind of stuff they sold there (from the outside it looked like a grocery store). Judging from the flier they were the first Walmart-type store. I remember the Fotomat booth closing not long after that, not that the 2 had any bearing on the other, of course...

13 comments:

grannyann said...

that's a new one on me. never heard of one of those. noticed your cans of mammoth chunks - never had any of those either. must be an eastern thing, huh?

joe said...

Mammoth Chunks at under 10 bucks a can? I doubt they lasted long at that giveaway price.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I've never heard of these store either. funny though.
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mary said...

There used to be a Mammoth Mart near my house in RI in the 60's. Pretty funky place...

Joe said...

u local Mammoth Mart turn into a Mars barganland?

allen hall said...

there was a mammouth mart at cobbs corner in canton mass where i grew up.my mother and grandmother helped me buy my first riding tractor at mammouth mart for $ 350.00. they went
under around the time i moved out of state( 1978). it was a 1970 huffy tractor. 5 hp briggs and stratton
and it was red and white. i had that tractor until 1997 when it fell apart. i am trying to find another one i can rebuild. i just loved that tractor. mowed more lawns than any pc of junk can do today. that was the good old days.
there was a kings store there in 1981 when i came back for a visit.
my family used to purchase huffy bikes there for years. i also remember a western auto store near there. that was a cool place
to get everything.

allen hall said...

i grew up in canton mass and there was a mamouth mart at cobbs corner
for years. i know they went under
around the time i moved out of state
(1979). my mother and grandmother
helped me by my first lawn tractor
at mamoth mart for $ 350.00. it was a 1970 huffy riding tractor. 5 hp briggs and stratton. i had that tractor until 1997 when it just fell to pieces. im trying to find another one that i can rebuild. those were the good old days

joe said...

I grew up in Raynham Mass. I'm not sure how far away Canton was.
I don't quite remember buying anything at Mammoth Mart. Mom used to go in once in awhile, but I was pretty young when it closed.

Anonymous said...

Mammoth Mart was a discount department store chain, similar to K-mart, located mostly in the Northeast. I grew up in Amesbury, Mass, and there was a Mammoth Mart in neighbouring Salisbury. They filed Chapter 11 in 1974, and, as an above poster said, went out of business in 1978. King's, another now-defunct department store chain, bought the out, and subsequently also went out of business in the early 1980s.

joe said...

Hmmm, never heard of King's..

allen hall said...

i went into a k-mart store in ellisville mo the other day. it looked just like the mammoth mart in canton mass that i remember. it was like walking back 35 yrs ago-blew my mind that stores are still like this. there were some changes though. like cameras back then were kodak 126 or 110 film. today i have a fuji 12 megipixel. i remember the big high tech gadget on a car was chryslers lean burn system-today cars are a nightmare of gadgets and bs. the bike dept doesn't have huffys anymore but there all lined up and shiny just as i remember them. what a trip that was.

allen hall said...

they are still selling cb radios at the k-mart store in mo-my first cb radio i bought was at mammoth mart and i was driving at that time a 1971 amc gremlin-that was back in 1974-75 i am getting old

joe said...

Don't feel bad. None of us are getting any younger.. ;^)

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