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Town Diary for January 2000

Market Basket 
Below are some prices on a few items sold at various establishments in the town of
Barkhamsted during the month of January 2000.  These prices were being charged
during the month of January, however there may have been price variation before
and after the day we did this.  We thought it would be interesting to periodically
select a few items like this and "freeze them in history".  It might be fun to check
back here in a few decades and see what was being sold and for how much.

1) Brass Horse Cafe, Route 44, Barkhamsted 
        $1.75 -  for a draft beer.
(photo of the Brass Horse Cafe - click on thumbnail to enlarge photo)

2) Log House Restaurant, Route 44, Barkhamsted
           
$8.95 - for a pot roast dinner (including potato, carrots, salad, bread)
(photo of the Log House Restaurant - click on thumbnail to enlarge photo)

3) Slater Auto/Citgo Gas Station, Route 44, Barkhamsted
            
$1.479 - for a gallon of regular gas
(photo of the Slater Auto/Citgo - click on thumbnail to enlarge photo)

4) Pleasant Valley General Store, Route 318 and 181, Barkhamsted
           
$3.30 - for a gallon of 1% milk
(photo of Pleasant Valley General Store - click on thumbnail to enlarge photo)

5) Riverton General Store, Route 20, Barkhamsted
          
$3.19 - for a meat ball sandwhich (Wednesdays only)
(photo of Riverton General Store - click on thumbnail to enlarge photo)

6) Old Riverton Inn, Route 20, Barkhamsted
           
$125.00 - for 1 night stay at the Jesse Ives Room, including full breakfast
(photo of the Old Riverton Inn - click on thumbnail to enlarge photo)

7) Cinerom movie house, Route 44, Barkhamsted
            $8.00 ticket for one adult, $3.75 medium popcorn, $2.75 big box of Raisinettes
(photo of Cinerom - click on thumbnail to enlarge photo)

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Published Jan 12 2000, 11:50 AM by Paul
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