Wawa Celebrates 50 Years

Wawa is marking a half-century since the first shop opened in suburban Philadelphia.

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Photo courtesy of Wawa
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Grahame Wood established the original outlet in Folsom on April 16, 1964.
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The Folsom store is still open. It's located at 1212 MacDade Blvd.
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Early Wednesday morning, company executives re-enacted the first transaction at the Folsom store.
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Wawa is a native American name for the Canada goose. The bird's image appears in the company logo.
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The company now has more than 640 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.
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This is an artist's rendering of Wawa's first Florida location.
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Photo courtesy of Wawa
A super Wawa like this one will be built on Rt. 130 across from the post office.
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