140 Years Old and Still Going Strong

Kerry Kraus

One of the oldest stores in Little Rock – Bennett’s Military Supplies – celebrates its 140th anniversary May 7 and 8. According to owners, it is the state’s oldest and largest camping, clothing and military supplies store. After beginning in North Little Rock, Bennett’s has been a fixture on Little Rock’s Main Street, owned operated by the same family since 1870.

Hours for the party are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There will be giveaways, specials and 10% off everything in the store. Shoppers can get free dog tags with a $10 minimum purchase. Merchandise offered includes fatigues, knives, swords, boots, a wide variety of tents, camping gear and backpacks for both school and camping.

The store is also a museum of sorts with some merchandise dating back to World War II and the Korean War. It is located at 302 West Main. E-mail bennettsarmy@sbcglobal.net or call 501-372-2944 for additional information.

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