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The story of Sears

Sears East Liberty store in a 1962 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette file photo
Sears anticipated suburban growth when it rolled out brick-and-mortar stores starting in 1925. The goal? To appeal to shoppers newly equipped with cars, and the growing numbers of people leaving farms and moving closer to cities as industrialization took hold. A look back:

■ Long-gone East Liberty store reflects iconic retailer's rise and fall

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