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Signs of Santa Fe Saturday

One of the things I miss most about Santa Fe is the old Woolworth's store right on the Plaza.

the old Woolworths in Santa Fe


But in the Five & Dime that took over the space (this is the original sign from the Woolworth's days; the ampersand makes all the difference, doesn't it?) the spirit lives on.

woolworths


Let's shop!

5 and dime



For cowboy hats and place mats and sombreros:

gimme kitche




For postcards:

cards


And mugs:

legend

duk


And kitschy western-themed toys:

his 'n' hers

dolls

If you've been paying attention, a seductive scent has been drawing you, step by savory step, to the back of the store.

menu


And no, it's not the nacho cheese machine, not the burgers or the hot dogs:

nacho cheese machine

Frito Pie!

frito-pie-santa-fe-vdt.jpg


Served in its own bag, as God intended.

frito pie station


Cash only.

cash only!

Those were the days...

that was then

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