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PIONEER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
In Bradford Township
The first venture in merchandising in the Village of Bradford belongs to J. A .J. Bird, probably about 1853. After a brief experiment, Mr. Bird sold his store to Mrs. Chapman.
Pooler & Nicholas, who opened a larger and more pretentious store, was followed by Fritcher & Marinus. Both these stores carried a line of general merchandise, consisting of dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes, hardware, drugs, and etc.
Later stores, sawmills, hotels and other enterprises were established.
Haskell & Manderville General Merchandise Lines
Mr. Eastman General Merchandise Lines
Leland & Sample Clothing and Groceries
Haskell & Hubbell Merchant
A. W. Billings Merchant
Lonson Covey Merchant
E. R. Dickerson also engaged in business during the time when Bradford had a prosperous outlook, and he remained for some time after the outlook had vanished, and after all his competition had retired from business or departed for other fields.
Andrew Sample First Sawmill in year 1854 was erected by Bradford, but only operated a short time.
Bird brothers and Haskell & Mitchell Built two steam mills, but after a few years were destroyed by fire and never rebuilt.
George Brunson Erected the famous Brunson House, a stopping place for all stage lines and a favorite resort for emigrants and travelers seeking homes in the boundless West.
Daniel Fritcher Provided meals for the hungry travelers from his log building.
George Brunson Had the first blacksmith and wagon shop, of which William Dow, blacksmith and wagon maker, was foreman.
Ellis brothers Wagon and blacksmith shop
Peter Perkins Wagon and blacksmith shop
Mr. Herbert Saloon, first in county
S. H. Haynes Physician, arrived in 1855, the first to locate in Bradford. He belonged to the school of "root and herb" doctors, a class of practitioners that was very popular to treat maladies peculiar to those times.
Dr. S. S. Troy Regular doctor practitioner opened in 1856 a professional office.
Troy and Morrison Drug business, after Civil War
History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties (1919) Vol. 1, Chapter 9, Pages 231 and 232
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