"Aladdin, Wyoming is a small community located along state highway 24 in the extreme northeast corner of the state. The Aladdin General Store is the largest and most prominent of a total of fifteen buildings that make up the town along both sides of the highway. The Aladdin Store and Post Office is significant for its association with the settlement and economic development of the town of Aladdin. It is also a rare and well-preserved example of late 19th century vernacular mercantile architecture, and one of five 19th century mercantiles left in the state which represent the settlement and economic development period. Records show that the property now known as the town of Aladdin was originally patented by Amos Robinson on November 12, 1894. Robinson built the store in 1896 as the Wyoming Mercantile. At Robinson's death in 1896 the court transferred title to Mahlon S. Kemmerer. Kemmerer became the first president of the Wyoming and Missouri Valley Railroad, a line which extended about 18 miles from Aladdin to Belle Fourche, South Dakota. A map of Aladdin, prepared by the Sanborn Map Co. in 1923 states that all of the properties on the map, including the Wyoming and Missouri Valley Railroad were owned by the Wyoming Mercantile. The railroad continued operation through 1927. The hauling of coal, mining props, and supplies contributed to the economy of the railroad and the town. Through the years the Aladdin Store and Post Office has housed a general store, a bar, a post office, a barber shop, a telephone office, and served as a depot, freight station, and gas station. The store at Aladdin has always been the heart of the community and its center of activity; it continues to be such today. In the earliest years of the Wyoming and Missouri Valley Railroad, the train didn't go all the way to the Aladdin Store. It stopped at the "Y" where the cars turned around. This was about 1/2 mile east of the store. In 1901-1902, the line was extended. Aladdin's business base is ranching and timber. Over the years, Aladdin General Store has proven to be quite a popular place for anyone en route to Devils Tower. They just can't pass by without resting a bit and enjoying refreshment and kickin' back on the front porch. The coal land around and in Aladdin was surveyed April 13, 1882 - April 22, 1882. There had been 2000 tons of coal mined but none marketed. There were three companies claiming coal land in Township 54. The longest tunnel was 600 feet long, five feet wide and six feet high. You can still take an interpretive walk around this old Coal Tipple, just a mile from Aladdin General Store."http://www.wyomingtourism.org/overview/Aladdin/32737
💥Kicking summer off with a Giveaway 💥
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Winner will be announced Monday have a good weekend!☀️
💥Happy Memorial Day!💥
We hope that everyone is out enjoying they’re day! Special thanks to Tamarack Knives for bring us some hand sanitizer! We also have a few new shirts. Come stop in and see us, our hours are
[03/27/20] We will be changing our hours on Monday the 30th due to the virus. We will be closed on Sundays (including this Sunday). Our hours will be from 10am-1pm. This is temporary hours, we are sorry for any inconvenience. The bar is packaged beer and liquor only. We have bread, eggs, milk, and of course bacon. ￼Please feel free to dm or call us if you are having issues finding anything.
For a limited time, shop & save on shipping for all online orders!
Have you heard It's "National Old Stuff Day"? The store is 123 years old and it is FULL of old stuff! What is the oldest thing you own? Feel free to share the oldest thing you own or any old stuff you own in the comments! Have you got any old stuff from us?
The electric work is finally completed in the NEW bar! Now time for better lighting and new walls! And YES it is true we have fully functioning BATHROOMS and they are INSIDE!
Wyoming State Historical Society
135 years ago today, on January 22, 1885, Crook County, Wyoming was organized, with Sundance as the county seat.
"Crook County, Wyoming" authored by Nicole Lebsack shares the history of the NE corner of Wyoming.
"The area that is now Crook County, Wyo. was once covered by a prehistoric ocean, as demonstrated by sea-plant imprints and shellfish and shark fossils found in the area. These fossils date back 110 million years to the Cretaceous Period. The water receded millions of years later, however, and just 13,000 years ago or so, people arrived—ancestors of today’s American Indians.
Petroglyphs dated from around 1,000 to 500 years ago show the presence of aboriginal people well before Europeans began settling in the area. Plains Indian tribes followed bison through the land and were largely unbothered by white settlers until 1811, when the Wilson Price Hunt Expedition passed through on a fur-trading venture bound for Oregon.
Long-simmering tensions between Indian tribes and white people erupted into war in the mid-1860s, when the U.S. Army built a string of forts to protect emigrants on the Bozeman Trail, bound from the Oregon Trail toward gold fields of Montana. This route came north through what soon became Wyoming Territory, east of where Crook County is now." READ the rest of the article at the following link: https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/crook-county-wyoming
Our online store is now available! Thank you everyone for your support! Some Items Exclusive through the online store only.
Tomorrow our online store will go live! I will be sharing the link on our page when it’s ready!
Thank you everyone who came out and enjoyed the open house and a special thank you to everyone who help pull it together! Pictures are now available to pick up in store free of charge!
Can you believe we just have a few days left of October?? This is our monthly special
We our excited to announce we will have an online store coming soon!! The launch date will be the end on November just in time for all Christmas shopping! More details about the store will be posted. We will have our t-shirts hats and our knives!
We will be switching to our winter hours Monday 10/21/19
and Sunday 10am-4pm
Come check out our “new” register!
Tim and Nicole are back and ready to serve you! They'll be here for the week! Open daily at 11:00am! Pulled Pork, Beef, Brats and Sauerkraut, Chicken Legs, Baked Beans, and Coleslaw!
[08/01/19] We just got our Instagram page up and going! We’d love to have you tag us in your pictures, our page is @aladdin_general_store
First biker group to try out the new bar! Great group from Iowa, Thank you for stopping in
Come check out our New Sign, New Shirts and redesigned upstairs!
It looks like the rain will give us a break for a few days !! Come on out to the store! We have something for everyone!
[07/04/19] The store is closing today July 4th at 12:00 pm. Have a wonderful and safe independents day folks!
Thank you George and Bill Whalen for the use of your tractor in putting up our new Frontier Gas Sign!
[06/20/19] The forecast looks promising! Some beautiful weather is upon us! Take the scenic way to the tower or just get out of town and come see us at the store! New things coming in daily! 🌲 ☀️🐝
Today is the first day the Aladdin general store is officially under new ownership! Congratulations to the Brengles and Topes !
Handmade Sheaths made locally at Sturgis leather! Damascus steal!
Gorgeous knifes, Father’s Day is right around the corner!
Gorgeous Saturday here in Aladdin! If your making your way to Beulah for the Testy Festy or your taking the scenic route to the tower swing on in to the Aladdin Store! We have numerous specials, 25 percent off last years rally shirts and a large half price rack! The upstairs is open and fully stocked with consignment goodies and western gifts! Summer is here and we look forward to seeing you!
[05/30/19] Take the scenic way to devils tower and stop by the Aladdin store! Roads are clear! No flood water!
The Aladdin store has beer, ice, smokes and groceries! Happy camping this memorial weekend! ⛺️ 🍺 ☀️
Also, don’t forget your fishing licenses! 🎣 We will be glad to help!
Any new babies being welcomed to Wyoming this spring ? How adorable are these!
Also the warmer weather is Upon us! We have many unique things coming into our antique attic.
The Morning Feed
During WWII, the Coast Guard Beach Patrol covered more than 3,700 mile of coast and employed about 24,000 men. Patrols on horseback worked in pairs, riding about 100 feet apart, usually covering a 2-mile stretch. They were call "Sand Pounders" and were able to cover difficult terrain quickly and efficiently. c 1945
[04/20/19] We will be closed for Easter 🐣 open 8:00 a.m Monday. Have a wonderful weekend.
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