Newsy Nook, Oh, Newsy Nook, Where Art Thou? This view of downtown Chadron – looking north – reveals a nice bit of Main Street greenery in 1949 or early 1950. Too, it provides a nostalgic glimpse of quite a few 1940's era automobiles. On the left, we also see the L.B. Murphy Co., a cafe, and perhaps Saults or Service Drug-store near the center left. Alas, about all we see of our dear old Newsy Nook on the right is the Coca-Cola sign attached to the south side of the building. Before the Pace Theatre created its own in-house concession stand, a quick trip to Newsy Nook, movie ticket stub in hand, was almost obligatory. The shop was a treasure of newspapers, magazines, comic books, popcorn, pop, and a wide variety of penny, two-cent, and nickel candy treats. Cherry Bings, Licorice Snaps, Big Hunks, Cinnamon Bears, and well, need I go on?
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