Celebrate President's Day!
Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States and U.S. Army Five-Star General, and his wife, Maime, were among the store's many customers. The Eisenhowers would visit Thomas Bros. when staying at their farm in Gettysburg, a National Park Service Historic Site, approximately 10 miles south of Biglerville.
On one particular occasion, Dwight and Maime’s visit to the store was covered in a New York Times front page article (May 28, 1960). President Eisenhower was most interested in the food department, specifically the Cope's dried corn.