6 Replies to “Swanson Bros Store”

  1. I have some of the fondest memories of the Swanson Bro’s. store and its owner, Ed Swanson. My friend, Barbara Reese and I used to play with Ed Swanson, playfully calling him names! Ed would chase us through the store saying,” I’m gonna gotcha!” We would hide under the shelves of shovels and picks and he would look for us. I was about 4 to 10 years old when I lived in Freedhem . My dad, Robert K Stuck, along with my mother Nelda J. McPheron – Stuck, pastored the Evangelical Free Church.

  2. Hi, Cindy – Thanks so much for sharing one of your memories of Swanson Bros Store. It’s these kinds of memories that help bring history alive. 🙂

    Mary Warner
    Executive Director

  3. Ed Swanson was my grandfather, so got to work in the store summers when I was a child. I remember Pastor Stuck, not sure I remember you, Cindy, you might have been Joan Reese’s age, and she was a little younger than I was. If you’re back in Freedhem, the store is still going strong–and recently added water! My brother, Craig Swanson, still owns Ed & El’s house across the street from the store, so we’re still very much connected with Freedhem.

  4. Hello! I have great memories of Freehem, my grand parents has a farm down the road, Carl & Hulda Nelson. My parents were married in the church, Curtiss and Diana Nelson! We will be traveling back the end of July – what are the hours of operation? Would love to stop in.

    1. Jill-

      If you’re wondering about Swanson Bros (Now simply The Freedhem Store) their hours are 8 AM – 6 PM every day except Sunday, when they close at 1. If you’re wondering about our museum, our hours are Wednesday-Friday 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM.

      Grace Duxbury
      Museum Manager

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