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

  Liveries.--A. Rian.

  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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