G.C. Murphy Co.™ Foundation

The Spirit of Service ... since 1952

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Introduction

Welcome to a website dedicated to the legacy of the G.C. Murphy Co.™ and its employees, who served customers from the Canadian border to the Rio Grande with pride and distinction for four generations.

Maybe you just knew it as the “five and 10” ... or Morgan & Lindsey’s ... or Murphy’s Mart. If you lived in Texas, perhaps you shopped at one of the department stores that Murphy’s operated under the names of Cobbs, Bruners and Terry Farris.

Here you’ll find a brief history of the company, a list of cities and towns where it operated, information about the G.C. Murphy Co.™ Foundation, and details about the book that tells a new generation about Murphy’s, the important role it played in the lives of millions of Americans, and the stories of the people who made it great.

But chances are, if you lived in the eastern United States during the 20th century, chances are that there was a G.C. Murphy Co.™ store near you!

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G.C. Murphy Co.™ book

To buy For the Love of Murphy’s, please visit your local bookstore. The book is available from Barnes & Noble and other retailers. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $34.95. If the book is not in stock, any bookstore may order it via ISBN number 978-0-271-03370-9.

If your bookstore is unwilling to order it for you, then please order directly from Penn State University Press. Call 1-800-326-9180. The promotional price is $23.96 plus shipping, handling and Pennsylvania sales tax (if applicable).

For more information, check out our frequently asked questions.

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