By Bethany Clough / The Fresno Bee
But Clevenger Mercantile in Caruthers -- part hardware store, part ag supply and part general store -- celebrated its centennial over the weekend, giving away 2,000 tri-tip sandwiches and rehashing memories with customers among the coveralls, muffin tins and fertilizer sprayer tips.
The store joins an elite group of Valley companies that have passed the century mark. Tulare-based feed company J.D. Heiskell & Company, for example, is 124 years old. Fresno Ag Hardware is 132, and Sassano's menswear in Clovis is 101.