County-Seat Directory (Aug. 1887)
Banks.--Bank of Forman. D.F. Vail & Co., Props. L. V. Babcock, cashier.
Newspapers.--The Item. A.H. Ellsworth, Ed. and Manager. Job printing office in connection.
Hotels.--Midland House. S.F. Mullin, Prop. Wells House. A. Wells, Prop. Feed barns in connection with each
Stores.--General Merchandise. Dyste Bros. Drugs. W.A. Ellsworth. Fruits and confectionery. A. H. Heath. Dry goods and Groceries. S. Mills.
Meat Markets.--City Market. Mike Skarlance. Central Market. P. A. Intelhouse.
Farm Machinery Depots.--J. C. Brandt
U. S. Mail Stages.--Eastern. J. Z. Nelson. Western. J. M. Dewey.
Blacksmith Shop.--Good Luck. B. K. Rush. Pioneer. Charles Moore.
Saloons.--Silver Mine Exchange. Gallagher & Argersinger. Golden Slipper. Buckberrough & CO.
Barber Shops.--Elite. Sinden & Maxon.
Attorneys.--J. H. Vail, D. F. Ellsworth, L. V. Babcock.
Land and Loan Agents.--J. W. Christian, Wells Bros., Patterson & Nelson, and the attorneys aboved named.
Carpenters.--Will Hudson, M. D. Patten, John R. Fox, Wm. C. Forman, J. Robson, J. B. Crandall.
A harness and shoe shop, a hardware and furniture store, and many other enterprises are needed here.
Another good general store would do well. An experienced physician and surgeon could soon acquire a lucrative practice.
A steam grist mill would pay and the right sort of man can get big inducements to put in such an intuition.
Source: Sargent County “The Item” newspaper Aug 19, 1887.
Submission by Jerry McQuay of Pierre, SD. (Nov 2003)
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