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I read a great story about a couple in Ocean City, New Jersey who have opened their own “Made in America” store.

The sun rising over an Ocean City beach

The sun rising over an Ocean City beach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John and Kathy Settelen opened their store, OC to Shining Sea, on the Boardwalk in Ocean City.  They have been doing their best to stock their store with consumer products made by members of our extended American family, but apparently it is proving to be a bit more difficult than they had hoped.  But my hat is off to the Settelen’s for their effort!

I have been considering opening such a store in my home town of Seattle.  We have a lot of local consumer goods manufacturers in town I could feature, as well as products from around the country.  I would have an apparel section, a tool section, accessories such as wallets and purses, shoes, and household goods.  What do you think of my idea?  Ill advised?  Visionary?  Mental?  Let me know what you think.  Are there any “Made in America” shops where you live?  Let me know if there are so I can talk to the proprierter.

Also, I want to once again plug my Simply American Wigwam Mills Giveaway!  To enter the Giveaway, you have to do a few things.  First, you have to leave a comment to this post in which you tell me about a product made by members of our extended American family, other than Wigwam socks, that you can’t do without.  Second, you have to tell me why buying consumer goods made by members of our extended American family is important to you.  That isn’t too hard is it?

With your Wigwam Giveaway entry, please include your name, address, and if you are a woman, your sock size (M = women’s shoe size 6-10, L = 10-13), and whether you want a plain sock or a sock with a design.  Guys get large and plain only!  I will attempt to honor the ladies size and design requests while supplies last.

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About tapirking

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make.
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