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Picturing The Past: What Did Everyday Items Cost In 1968?


August 20, 2018

In 1968 A&P was located on South Broad Street beside the Cardinal Drive-In.

During the last two weeks Picturing the Past has looked back at some feature stories in the Centennial Issue published by The Transylvania Times. This week's focus is on the advertisements from that issue. How much did groceries, clothes, furniture and appliances, cars or a house cost in 1968?

Grocery stores in Brevard included A&P, Community Cash, and Winn-Dixie. Shoppers could get 2 pounds of bacon for 99 cents or chuck roast for 37 cents per pound at A&P. Community Cash had the best price on bread at 21 cents for a pound-and-a-half loaf, a quart of mayonnaise for 29 cents and three...

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