Share Your Murphy’s Memories
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Former Employees Wanted
We are still accepting stories and
other items from G.C. Murphy Co. employees and customers. Even if they
don’t make it into the book, your stories and memories will be
preserved at the McKeesport Heritage Center, which is the official
repository for G.C. Murphy corporate records and many official
documents from other organizations.
There is also the possibility that we
will reprint some of the stories on the Internet or in a future,
follow-up book or other publication. Nothing is going to waste!
Every contribution has been
enjoyable and useful, and by preserving your Murphy story or memento,
you’ll be rekindling many pleasant memories for years to come!
Attn: G.C. Murphy Book
P.O. Box 94
McKeesport, PA 15134
Former Customers: Have a Murphy’s
Are you a customer who shopped at
a G.C. Murphy Co. variety store, Murphy’s Marts, or a Morgan &
Lindsey variety store prior to 1985? Maybe one of those stores was the
place you bought a hula hoop in the 1950s—or your first “home computer”
in the 1980s? Perhaps one of “Murphy’s Music Boxes” was the first place
you heard rock ‘n’ roll?
Maybe something funny, unusual or important happened at your local
Murphy’s store? Was a Murphy’s lunchcounter a “teenage hangout” in your
We’d like to hear from you. Please write or email us. We’ll accept
photos — but please provide the names of people in the photos along
with dates, locations, events, etc. Make sure to attach a note to the
photo including your name and address if you want the photo to be