R. C. Wallace Grocery Co.


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A delivery wagon of the R. C. Wallace Grocery Co., about 1915. This photo was taken at the top of the alley between 520 Stuart 802 Madison. Thanks to Rich Weddle for sending in this wonderful image!

A native of Scotland, Robert Clay Wallace (1837-1928) was a pioneer retail and wholesale grocer in Helena. In 2000, Bettie Chambers wrote a history of Wallace's enterprises for the Independent Record; you may read the story here (link courtesy of Cathee Crapo).