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The Broken Arrow Ledger
Broken Arrow, Indian Territory
Vol 3, No 41
January 25, 1906 (Page 3)
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.
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THE LANCASTER, McANALLY, SANDERS CO.
The manifest tendency of the times, in large and successful business operations, is toward the legitimate combination of capital and the association together of trained and successful business men, each an expert, a specialist along some particular line. No happier illustration of the wisdom of such methods can be found anywhere in the territory than is afforded by a glance at the mercantile emporium of the Lancaster, McAnally, Sanders Co. of this place. Located on the corner of Main street and Avenue G. the two immense store rooms of this prominent company at once attract the attention of the stranger. An interior view of one of their establishments is given herewith. The tasteful display and immense stock of goods are two features that strike the eye.
In February, 1905, the present company successors to Lancaster, McAnally & Co., was organized with a capital stock of $50,000.00, and the following well-known citizens are stockholders:
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T. C. Lancaster, T. A. McAnally, N. L. Sanders, W. T. Brooks, J H. Rhyne and J. M. Crutchfield. Of these the following officers were elected: President, N. L. Sanders; Secretary, T. C. Lancaster; Treasurer, T. A. McAnally. Directors: W. T. Brooks, J. H Rhyne and the officers above named constitute the board of directors.
This body of ripe, safe businessmen make up a company marked for its strength and solidity and is widely and most favorably known throughout this part of the Creek country. The large proportions which this business has assumed is only one of the many indications of wonderful growth of this section. In the grocery department they purchase commodities in carload lots, and the goodly number of salesmen behind their counters are kept constantly occupied in supplying the wants of their already large, but steadily growing stream of customers - some of whom come from miles across the prairie in order to do business with a house that has won their confidence, and can so fully supply their wants.
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[Photo N L Sanders]
N. L. SANDERS.
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MR. T. C. LANCASTER.
Among the prominent business men who have made Broken Arrow the beautiful and prosperous little city that she is today, Mr. T. C. Lancaster is conspicuous, and as such it gives the Ledger pleasure to present herewith a half-tone reproduction of is photograph.
Born in the county of Wayne, state of Tennessee, and reared in the city of Clifton, in the same county, Mr. Lancaster came in the year 1900 to this southwest country, residing first at Okeene, Oklahoma, where he was associated with one of the leading mercantile establishments of the place, for some time. In the year 1902, Mr. Lancaster's attention was attracted by the wonderful possibilities of this Creek country, and after a tour of inspection, found no spot so strikingly attractive as the place where now spreads out the charming and business-thronged town of Broken Arrow- located as it is adjacent to the fertile stretches of the Arkansas river valley on the west, and of the Verdigris on the east.
Mr. Lancaster is an earnest and enthusiastic Knight of Pythias, and gives the Ledger the information that steps are being taken to organize a lodge here.
[Photo T C Lancaster]
In a delightful part of the town on West Broadway, Mr. Lancaster has his comfortable home, and one element that must enter into the contentment and happiness of his daily life, is to be found in the high and universal esteem in which he is held by the community, and the felling of satisfaction that must come to him in the consciousness of the fact that he has had no little part, and is today taking no secondary position, in regard to all things and matters which tend to hold greater Broken Arrow.
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T. A. McNALLY.
In charge of the grocery department of the Lancaster, McAnally, Sanders Company's establishment, Mr. T. A. McAnally has become one of the well known and highly esteemed business men of Broken Arrow. Originally from Clifton, Tenn., Mr. McAnally was formerly in business at Joplin, Mo. In November, 1903, he came to Broken Arrow and in December of that year opened up for business - the firm being then known as Lancaster, McAnally & Co. The big corporation now operating on the corner of Main and G streets is the outgrowth of the business thus founded.
[Photo - T.A. McAnally]
In the most desirable residence part of town on West Commercial avenue, Mr. McAnally has a delightful home, with a beautiful lawn and fruit trees to add to the attractiveness of the premises.
J. M. CRUTCHFIELD.
wherein he is a most potent factor in its business activities. Like every other member of this prominent commercial organization, Mr. Crutchfield owns a handsome residence, which is located on West Commercial avenue. Active, energetic and popular, Mr. Crutchfield adds no little to the big business house of which he is a part. He takes deep interest in Masonry, in which order he has taken high degrees. Although a comparatively new addition to the business and social interests of Broken Arrow, Mr. Crutchfield has done much indeed by his genial manner, open hospitality and obliging disposition to add largely to the growth and development of his adopted city, and as the years pass by he will contribute his full share toward insuring a permanency in the transformation of this section of the Creek nation into a high and lasting state of civilization.
KENNEDY IMPLEMENT CO.
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[Photo spanning columns 4 & 5 - J. A. Barth Mercantile Co]
J. A. BARTH MERCANTILE CO.
Mr. J. A. Barth; the proprietor of this large, well-known house, was born some forty years ago in St. Louis, and coming to Broken Arrow from Kansas City and starting in business in October, 1903, is one of the leading men and progressive spirits of this really marvelous little city. Mr. Barth is a business man of wide experience and training, having been formerly for a number of years associated in business with the celebrated and colossal house of the E. H. Moses Mercantile Co. of Great Bend, Kan. For ten years he was manager of the establishment at Claflin, Kan.
Last year Mr. Barth found it necessary to extend his building 70 feet in order to accommodate the growing volume of his trade and now has just completed another large structure, with brick and plate glass front alongside the present establishment, and thus enlarged, it makes one of the conspicuous department stores of this southwest country.
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THE VARIETY STORE.
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H. H. Jackson is proprietor of this store, which is a veritable wonderland of comparatively inexpensive articles of household convenience and necessity. During the few months that Mr. Jackson has conducted this store he has added largely to the stock and is striving in every manner possible to please the patrons of his house.
[Photo - spanning Column 4 & 5 - Residence of Robert Fry]
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Miss Cornelia Ratcliff, in Kansas city. The present Mrs. Fry is a white lady and taught the Fry school during the winter of 1904-5, and is a lady of refinement and intelligence. Mr. Fry has successfully filled various responsible positions under the Creek government, having been a member of the house of warriors four years, Creek national tax collector for eight years, and at the recent election was elected auditor of the nation, which position he will hold until March 4, when the Creek government will expire according to the provisions of a treaty between the Creek nation and the United States government.
[Photo - spanning columns 4 & 5 - Residence of W H Ruth]
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