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BUSINESS DIRECTORIES—GILBERT, ELWELL & COLLINS
Page 334History of Story County, IowaPage 334

Stock Shippers—Geo. W. Sowers & Son; D. G. Ferguson.

Shipments—No. cars stock shipped for the year closing September 1, 1886, 112; No. cars of grain shipped for the year closing September 1, 1886, seventy-two.


ELWELL DIRECTORY—1886-7.

Postmaster—Smith Paine.

Ticket Agent—M. L. Smith.

Elevator—By steam power.

Shippers of Stock and Grain—Robert Richardson.

Dry Goods, Hardware, Etc.—Richardson & Paine.


COLLINS DIRECTORY—1886-7.

Postmaster—C. E. Campbell.

Station Agent—A. H. Tracy. Churches-M. E.

Church, W. A. Welker, pastor, twenty-seven members.

Dry Goods—H. Herreg; Hidy Bros.

Grocers—J. Thompson & Son.

Hardware—F. A. Leonard.

Furniture—A. Jones.

Agricultural Implements—J. W. Parker; A. Jones.

Lumber Dealers—Rush Bros.

Grain Buyer and Elevator—J. W. Osmun.

Physicians—W. W. Knepper, M. D.; A. P. Edgar, M. D.

Hotel—Gillette & Ozley.

Livery Stable—T. J. Gillette.

Harness Shop—W. S. Price.

Blacksmith Shop—J. W. Parker.

Druggists—J. B. Hanson; C. E. Campbell.


CLOSING DESCRIPTION OF THE PAST AND PRESENT.


IMPROVEMENTS OF THE COUNTY.


These improvements are promiscuously given in different townships. The finest barn, and also a large one, in size, plan and beauty yet noticed in the county, is on the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 6, township 82, range 22, Indian Creek Township, and owned by Wm. Golden. It is about three years old. It is, in fact, a model of beauty as well as large. It is octagon in shape and has a very large basement of heavy rock for the foundation of the main structure. This barn must be high


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