Solomon “Dutch” Beary was the first shopkeeper in McMinnville.  He opened a general store adjacent to the Cozine’s blacksmith shop, the General Store was called “Dutch Beary’s General Store.”

Solomon built a small shed-like structure in the back of the store where men came to imbibe and drink after a hard days work. This was the best-kept secret in McMinnville for years. Read more about Solomon and his back shed here.

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