IMAGE OF Black River

Our History

- Check out the history of the General Store and The Dobbin's House. Check out the antiques, gifts, candy, ice cream and flowers! Step back in time and dream what it was like years ago near the Black River in Lesterville!

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picture of First Dawn General Store

The Dobbins, Carter & Company General Store was established in 1882!
This was the first of many things such as;
the first Post Office, first electricity, first Western Union Crank Telephone, and the first bank.
The store was built to support the thriving community of Lesterville in its time.
Come visit us and step back in time!

pic of Dobbins House

Here is the current picture of First Dawn General Store today!

Come by and step into the past!
You really do not want to miss this historical landmark when visiting Lesterville.

picture of safe

The Dobbins House was also built back in 1882!
The house was built on one of the two lots that was purchased and is next to the General Store.
The Dobbins House is a charming old Victorian style home.

picture of pavillion.

Come by and check out this one of a kind home in Lesterville.
Coming in 2016 is a book by local authors called "The Early Days of Lesterville" which you will be able to purchase from our General Store!