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2007 Skate the Planet Skateboarding Blog Article

April 2007 Skateboard Blog Post

No More Surplus Orleans Army Surplus store ad
When I was a kid, coming to Cape Cod for vacation, I didn't give a damn about the sun, sea or beach. I wanted to go to the Orleans Army-Navy Surplus store. It wasn't one of those crappy ones that looks more like the Gap. It was a real surplus store and carried all sorts of incredibly cool stuff. That store made my childhood.

Founded in 1948, my Grandfather took me there, my Dad took me there and I took my son there. They've put it up for sale and are ending an era for a lot of people. Just goes to show that skateboarding isn't the only business that needs local support. If you love something, support it!

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