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Submitted by Barbara Crafton Vulgamott, March 2002.


Merchants – John Rhodes - drugs, dry-goods, groceries, boots and shoes;

                     G. W. Crosley - dry-goods, groceries, boots and shoes

                     L. L. Estes - drugs, groceries and post office

                     K. Young - dry-goods and groceries, boots and shoes

                     L. L. Treat - dry- goods, groceries, boots and shoes

                     Fairchild & Hoffman - general hardware

                     W. W. Wells – gent’s furnishing goods and tailoring

                     J. S. Bell – groceries

                     G. W. Bailey – groceries

Furniture – Cox and Sketchley

                   J. S. Kenyon

Harness Shop – W. H. Mayhew

                           W. Young

Blacksmiths – Howell & Cleckner

                        W. C. Howard

                        J. Fisher

Wagon Shop – E. Sackett

Shoe Shop – A. Beauchaine

                      David Smith

                      D. Hartman

                      J. W. Holiday

Livery Stable – Chas. Arthur

Lawyers – D. D. Chase, district judge

                  W. J. Covil

                  Miracle & Sutton

                  J. Skinner

Billiard, Saloon – Browning & Worthington

Physicians – H. E. Hendryx

                      J. R. Burgess

                     H. N. Crapper

                      I. Soule

Millinery – Miss D. Swanger

                    Miss M. E. Bell

Auctioneer – W. L. Church

Mills – Saw - Chas. Stoddard; Grist – S. Aldrich

Cooper Shop – James Gayer

Photographer – S. Moore

Agricultural Warehouse – O. E. Stevens

Meat Market – H. C. Hillock

This directory is taken from the Freeman of February 24, 1866.  As a further basis of comparison a market report is desirable, but none was printed, and the memory of man is too treacherous to rely upon.


(From A History of Hamilton County Iowa, Vol. I by J. W. Lee 1912)