|20 Baby Chicks Free,|
The Daily Citizen, May 1, 1959
On May 2, 1959, Wall's feed and seed store at 507 Eighth Street gave the first 75 purchasers of 25 pounds of Larro Surechick, a chick starter feed, 20 free chicks. But "bring your own container."
So, even if you didn't already own chicks, Wall's would give you 20, and as you raised them, you'd return to Wall's (hopefully) to buy more chicken feed. Clever marketing.
It wasn't that uncommon back then for Ambridge area folks to raise a few chickens on their property.
I still remember the sharp smell of what I supposed was fertilizer in the Wall's building.
The Wall's business has closed, but the building remains. I don't know what the building is currently being used for or what's planned for its future.
|Former Wall's feed and seed store building,|
507 Eighth Street,
June 23, 2013