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Posted May 16. 2018 2:56PM

Francestown celebrates Nevada man who saved its village store

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The Francestown Village Store is believed to have been the second-oldest continuously operating general store in the country before it closed its doors. (Meghan Pierce/Union Leader Correspondent)

Smith, who is from Nevada, learned of the struggling store in the small town in New Hampshire after reading an article in a national newspaper about the demise of general stores across the country. Smith wondered how he could help the tiny to wn and called Town Administrator Jamie Pike to seek guidance.