Manton General Store operated just fine for 61 years without running water.
Just fine, that is, until the contents of the store were auctioned off in January.
The Newton family ran the store during that period, but the boys (John and Bob) decided it was time to auction off all the old goods and knick knacks.
Running a business takes a lot of time, and they were looking for other ways to spend it.
“It was too many hours,” John said. “I miss the people, talking to them. We spent 65 hours a week in here.”