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The Broken Arrow Ledger
Broken Arrow, Indian Territory
Vol 3, No 41
January 25, 1906 (Page 2)
Abstracted / Transcribed byLinda Haas Davenport
When the print is so faded that it cannot be read <.....> will be used . All transcription will be as found in the paper, misspellings and all
This is a special edition - promoting Broken Arrow & celebrating its 3-year anniversary. The issue is full of detailed information about (and photos of) local businessmen, and photos of businesses and residences.
Page 2 Column 1
[photo spanning column 1 & 2 - Interior View of Nebling & Bell's Store - too dark to tell anything about it]
NEIBLING & BELL.
The personnel of this conspicuous firm, is made up of Mr. E. T. Neibling, formerly of Hiawatha, Kan., and Mr. H. E. Bell, originally from Nevada, Ia., both of whom, with their families, reside here, the former on West Broadway and the latter on Avenue D. These gentlemen are among the early comers to the town, having begun business here on June 1, 1903. Each has to his credit more than a dozen years of successful business experience, and enjoys here the highest esteem and confidence of his fellow townsmen.
[Photo H E Bell]
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SPRAGUE & PARKER.
Hardware, Harness and Tinware.
In writing about the notable stores of Broken Arrow the work would be decidedly incomplete without some allusion to the large hardware establishment of Sprague & Parker, located on the west side of Main street in a handsome brick structure, plate glass front, with a depth of about 100 feet. The shelves reaching up to the high ceiling are crowded with hardware of all kinds, while the handsome show cases display extensive varieties of cutlery and sundries comprising that endless array of useful things to be found in a modern, up-to-date hardware store. The impression is a pleasing one that is made on the mind of the stranger, on entering this widely-known house.
Mr. William Sprague, the head of the firm, is from near Kalamazoo,
[Photos of G H Foster, Editor Ledger and Mrs. G H Foster, Associate Editor]
Mich., and came here in the fall of 1901. To, Mr. Sprague belongs the credit and the unique distinction of having erected the first dwelling to be occupied in this growing little city, now so noticeably distinguished from most territorial towns in regard to its attractive and comfortable homes. Mr. Sprague, with his family resides on West Broadway, near where he first erected a residence.
Mr. J. N. Parker, the other member of this firm is from Washington county, Kansas, coming to Broken Arrow also in October, 1902, when the firm of Sprague & Parker was formed. Mr. Parker's residence is in the north part of town. Mr. Parker got the first quitclaim deed ever made to property in the town and made up the first mail that went out from Broken Arrow. Experienced in business, upright and fair in their dealings, progressive and public-spirited, these two gentlemen have been uniformly successful in their business which has shown a steady, healthy growth, keeping pace with the rapid development of the country. Enjoying the full confidence of the community. Messrs. Sprague & Parker are numbered among those who are making Broken Arrow notable among the little cities of the plains.
Page 2, column 2 & 3
Harness, Saddles, Saddlery Hardware, Whips, Blankets, Robes, Etc.
Caparisons cut considerable ice in the southwest country, where the horse is so large a factor in the daily life and activities of the people. Especially are superb saddles, splendid bridles and elegant harness in constant and steady demand. In order to please the exacting taste of the horsemen it requires consummate skill and perfect workmanship on the part of the saddler and the harness maker. These requirements are most admirably met here by Garrett Bros., manufacturers and dealers in harness and saddles, saddlery hardware, whips, robes and blankets.
These gentlemen are originally from Garrett's Bluff, Lamar county, Texas, but have been a number of years in the territory. In September, 1903, they opened their house here and have built up a splendid business. Finely skilled in their trade, with a number of years experience, their work gives the best of satisfaction. During the two years in business here these gentlemen have made a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and have the proud satisfaction of seeing their business grow into proportions that are highly satisfactory. Those who want the best in this line of goods come to this now well-known house to supply their want., rather than take chances on the machine-made goods of inferior grade.
Page 2, Column 3
KNIGHT & WILLIAMS BROS.
Conspicuous among the large, solid and substantial business houses of the place is that of Knight & Williams Bros. Like most big business enterprises in this southwest country this now well-known house is, in growth, an evolution from a small and humble beginning. At Elam, a settlement five miles southwest of Broken Arrow, Messrs. Williams Brothers began business in 1901. Here they had built a commodious store house in which they continued business until 1903, by which time they had secured for themselves a splendid trade. The idea of removing their establishment to a point on the railroad struck them as a wise move, and the unique result was that the big store house was rolled five miles across the prairie to this place, having been removed in two sections. Both of these gentlemen had residences at Elam, and with the pluck and energy characteristic of them they presented again the novel sight of two more buildings being transported across the country, to this place, and these structures are now comfortable homes occupied by the families of these well known business men.
Mr. R. T. Knight is president of the Citizen's Bank of Harrison, Ark., and is a large stockholder in the big Ratcliff, Sanders Grocery Co. of Tulsa, I.T.
Among the business houses of Broken Arrow there is none that stands better than this popular house.
THE DIX ELEVAT0R.
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[Photo of Dickason Goodman Lumber Co - spans columns 4 & 5]
DICKASON-GOODMAN LUMBER CO.
DR. SAM E. ORCUTT
On Commercial avenue, in a commodious and comfortable home, a picture of which is given herein, Dr. Orcutt resides with his interesting family - with a pleasant home in one of the most beautiful towns of the territory, a fine and growing business, enjoying the fullest confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens - it seems that Dr. Sam E. Orcutt's life should be a singularly useful and happy one.
[Photo of Residence of Dr S E Orcutt]
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