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Interior view of the Champion Shoe Shop (name later changed to Mushik's), Mandan, 1917. -- Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

Interior view of the Champion Shoe Shop (name later changed to Mushik's), Mandan, 1917.

Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

Families of Bismarck-Mandan: The Mushiks

Welcome to the Mushik and Son Shoe Store, a family-owned shop in Mandan for over 70 years.

John Mushik Sr. opened the store as Champion Shoe Shop at 114 East Main Street, Mandan, in 1909, before moving to 110 West Main a few years later. The name was changed to Mushik and Son in 1921. John Mushik III constructed a third location for the shop at 116 West Main in 1955, and in 1982, after celebrating 73 years on Main Street, it was sold to Jerry Hoff.

John Mushik III, in front of his family–owned shoe store, 116 W. Main, Mandan, 1957. John was the third generation of Mushiks who owned and operated the store for 70 years.  -- Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

John Mushik III, in front of his family–owned shoe store, 116 W. Main, Mandan, 1957. John was the third generation of Mushiks who owned and operated the store for 70 years.

Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

A patriotic display in the window at Mushik Shoe Store, 112 W. Main St., Mandan, 1942. Photos of Mandan and surrounding area men who were serving in the armed forces in World War II were displayed. The Mushiks had three sons in that window display. -- Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

A patriotic display in the window at Mushik Shoe Store, 112 W. Main St., Mandan, 1942. Photos of Mandan and surrounding area men who were serving in the armed forces in World War II were displayed. The Mushiks had three sons in that window display.

Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

When not busy at the shop the Mushiks were otherwise involved in the community, dressing up for the Rodeo Days celebration, participating in the “Mad” Market Days events, and serving in the armed forces during WWII.

John Mushik III, on the roof of his store advertising “Mad” Market Days, 116 W. Main, Mandan, 1957. During “Mad” Market Days, stores would have sidewalk sales and the employees wore crazy costumes. -- Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

John Mushik III, on the roof of his store advertising “Mad” Market Days, 116 W. Main, Mandan, 1957. During “Mad” Market Days, stores would have sidewalk sales and the employees wore crazy costumes.

Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

John, Gwen, and daughter Becky Mushik, all dressed up and ready to go to the Mandan Rodeo, 1950. Men were encouraged by the Chamber of Commerce to grow their beards for Rodeo Days. -- Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

John, Gwen, and daughter Becky Mushik, all dressed up and ready to go to the Mandan Rodeo, 1950. Men were encouraged by the Chamber of Commerce to grow their beards for Rodeo Days.

Courtesy Becky Mushik Roesler

See more of the families of Bismarck-Mandan along with hundreds of other beautiful, historic photos in The Tribune’s new book, Bismarck-Mandan Memories II.

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