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for 1890-1891


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Ashgrove  Bloomington  Campbell  Franklin  Hildreth
Locust  Macon  Moline  Naponee   Riverton   Rush  Sherwood  Upland

page 56

   Ashgrove, a postoffice in the western part of Franklin county, 12 miles north of Bloomington, the county seat.

page 88

   Bloomington is located in the southern part of Franklin county, of which it is the county town, north of the Republican river, and on the Republican division of the B. & M. R. R. It has a population of 1,000. There is a good court house in Bloomington, an attractive brick school house, two stories in height, which can accommodate 300 pupils. It cost $5,500. The Presbyterians have a fine church which cost $1,700. A system of water works is in operation. A United States land office is located here for the accommodation of those acquiring titles to government lands. The banks are the Bloomington State Bank and the Franklin County Bank. The Commercial is the principal hotel in Bloomington. The Bloomington Argus, H. M. Crane, publisher, and the Republican Valley Echo are the lively newspapers of this locality. The churches of the place are the Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal and Lutheran.

Bauer Charles, meat market.
Bloomington Argus, H M Crane, editor and pub.
Bloomington State Bank, capital $50,000 C F McGrew pres, J B McGrew, cashier.
Bowers G Mrs, millinery.
Braden J & Co, genl mdse.
Brasel A T, atty.
Britton W T, postmaster.
Burr E M, editor Republican Valley Echo.
Cole G R, broom mfr.
Cole Wm A, abstracter and loans.
Coleman Ulrich, grocer.
Commercial Hotel, A B Truman, prop.
Cornhoo Conrad, blacksmith.
Corwin G W, billiard hall.
Crane H M, ed and pub Bloomington Argus.
Feigley A K, genl mdse.
Franklin County Bank, capital $10,000, J P A Black pres, C K Hart Cashier.
Green Geo & Co, lumber and coal.
Hansen W K, blacksmith.
Hebb E, grocer.
Hildreth & Co, clothing.
Hisey J, meat market.
Horton S C, real estate.
Knepper W J, genl mdse.
Lloyd W W, phys.
Ludcke & Pickering, grocers.
Marshall E H, real estate.
Merick U H, Dr, drugs.
Moffatt C E, harness maker.
Moore A F, atty.
Owens House, James Owens, prop.
Owens James, prop Owens House.
Patch A, jeweler.
Patterson O T, barber.
Peterson P F, baker.
Republican Valley Echo, E M Burr, ed and pub.
Rupp Chris, saloon.
Smith I V, hardware, justice.
Sumner J B Dr, drugs.
Tro F C, livery.
Truman A B, prop, Commercial Hotel.
U S Land Office, E Kelly receiver.
Wallin H C, billiard hall.

page 105

   Campbell is in the northeastern part of Franklin county, 22 miles northeast of Franklin, the county seat, and has a population of 300. The churches are Congregational, Catholic and Methodist. Societies are A. O. U. W. and G. A. R.

Aultz Wm G, blacksmith.
Bartlett W H, drugs.
Bourdean Z Mrs, millinery.
Budlong C E, genl mdse, postmaster.
Choquette & Chavelin, saloon.
Frazier W H, sta agt.
Fuller M W, aglt implts.
Gandreault A, genl mdse.
Humphrey & Battles, flour mill.
Johnson F S & Co, genl mdse.
Keeney W H, drugs.
Martin J K, hardware.
Quirin Jacob, harnessmaker.
Seibrass Henry, blacksmith.
Walker Bros, agl implts.
Watson L N, justice.
Young J A, hardware.

page 165

   Franklin is in Franklin county on the B. & M. R. R., five miles east of Bloomington, the county seat, and 24 miles west of Red Cloud. It is finely located on a beautiful elevation overlooking the valley of the Republican. The population is about 700. The Franklin Academy, a good educational institution with a competent corps of teachers, has good substantial buildings and accommodates about 100 pupils. The public school is also well provided for in a good commodious schoolhouse. Flour mills, elevators, a cheese factory, etc., afford marketing and shipping facilities for the surrounding country, while the First national Bank and the State Bank of Franklin give flexibility to the monetary affairs of the community. The Commercial is the leading hotel. The Franklin Republican, J. W. Robinson proprietor, represents the newspaper enterprises of the vicinity. The churches are the Congregational, and Methodist.

Austin & Dake, genl mdse.
Austin W H & Co, grain elevator.
Beach E M, justice of the peace.
Blum R, prop, Valley House.
Brooks S T, harness maker.
Byerly W H Dr. drugs.
Capenter W B, restaurant.
Chitwood Bros, grocers.
Commercial Hotel. F L Daggett prop.
Daggett F L, prop, Commercial Hotel.
Davis Charles H, photographer.
Doher & Townsend, hardware.
Edgill J F, contractor.
Erickson John, blacksmith.
Finley J W, jeweler.
Finley W H Dr. drugs.
First National Bank, bankers.
Fletcher C P, harnessmaker.
Fletcher E A, atty.
Fraqncisco D, barber.
Franklin Mills, Westerman Bros, props.
Furry L E & Co, grain elevator.
Gage J D, pres, State Bank of Franklin.
Garrett & Cousins, meat market.
Gettle Thomas, hardware.
Gorham B C, confectioner.
Joselyn E, blacksmith.
Lenox R, physician.
Locke W H, sta, tel and ex agt.
Lohff Mamie, milliner.
Maser G, blacksmith.
Robb M A, grocer.
Robinson J W, editor, Republican.
Rice E A & Son, cheese factory.
Schnack Peter, photographer.
Smith Edwin, barber.
Smith Ira, furniture.
State Bank of Franklin, capital $20,000, J D Gage pres, E L Douglass cashier.
Staten J B, jeweler.
Sturgeon T, genl mdse.
Valley House, R Blum, prop.
Vaughan O M, hardware.
Waldso H H, livery.
Walsh J A, postmaster.
Wagner J O, genl mdse.
Westerman Bros, props, Franklin Mills.
White Lake Lumber Co, lumber, coal.
Whitmore H, atty.
Wickland A, brick yard.
Wilson M A, harness maker.
Wilson W A, livery.
Woelfe W H, mason.

 page 227

   Hildreth, a growing town on the DeWitt and Holdredge branch of the B. & M. R. R., in the northwestern part of Franklin county, about 15 miles north of Bloomington, the county seat. The Hildreth Telescope, issued weekly, has a large circulation in Franklin and adjoining counties. Population, 200.

Adams A P, drugs W. Planck, mfr.
Ashby W S, publisher, Hildreth Telescope.
Barnes G W, sta agt.
Bridges H, carpenter, contractor and builder.
Campbell A T, grain.
Cook R T, carpenter.
Fairman M, hardware.
Faser Geo W, livery.
Fisher Robt, blacksmith.
Franklin County Bank, J P A Black and G W Sheppard, props, W H Shahan, cashier.
Freeman Samuel, meat market.
Glenn & Glenn, pumps, windmills
Glenn R A, postmaster, justice.
Heitcotter & Fisher, agl implts.
Henry J M, phys.
Hildreth House, Sam Ogle, prop.
Hildreth Telescope, W S Ashby, publisher.
Hoebel Louis, grain.
Howell J B, shoemaker.
Long S D, agl implts.
McCabe, Harrington & Co, genl mdse.
Neff Bros, genl mdse.
Roberts John, live stock.
Shields Chas, prop, Shields House, ins.
Schoebel Aug, saloon.
Trumpbell R, lumber, live stock.
Williams W A, blacksmith.
Wolfe M, genl mdse.

page 278

   Locust, a postoffice in the northwestern part of Franklin county, 14 miles from Bloomington, the county seat.

Gishmiller W C, justice
Howell J B, postmaster.

page 286

   Macon, a small village in the center of Franklin county, 12 miles north of Bloomington, the county seat. Population, 80.

Behrens S S, justice.
Garrett J H, blacksmith.
McEleree F M, drugs.
Moore A M, postmaster.
Moore Thos, genl mdse.
Scribner G S, blacksmith.

page 297

   Moline, a postoffice in the northwestern part of Franklin county, 18 miles north of Bloomington.

page 299

   Naponee, a station on the main line of the B. & M. R. R., in the southwestern part of Franklin county, six miles from Bloomington, the county seat. Population, 200.

Beudel C E, agl implts.
Chubb D P, agl implts.
Goodale C H, blacksmith.
Harpole C H, sta agt.
Hirsh & Widener, blacksmiths.
Hobbs John A, justice
Moffett C R, harnessmaker.
Moore Zillie, millinery.
Ray J S, postmaster, genl mdse.
Stimple C D, justice.
Thomas T G, hardware.
Vanatta R H, genl mdse.
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page 466

   Riverton is in the southeastern part of Franklin county, on the Republican Valley division of the B. & M. R.R., 16 miles east of Bloomington, the county seat. It has about 375 inhabitants, and is surrounded by good farmlng lands, where stock raising is extensively conducted. A fine flour mill is located near here, on Thompsons creek, a stream having a considerable volume of water. There are here several churches, a bank, hotel, and newspaper, etc.

Banks H, livery.
Benjamin A J, notary.
Burr E M, atty.
Carne N W & Co, millinery.
Cole Wm A, real estate.
Cumings W G & Co, hardware.
Dare M A Mrs, millinery.
Decker Geo W, flour and feed.
Enos Geo, livery.
Felch & Cross, restaurant.
Franklin House, J F Pugsley prop.
Fuller Ed, livery.
Fulton & Daggett, agts, genl mdse.
Gagsby Wm, blacksmith.
Gaskill Joseph, harnessmaker.
Harsh Wm, tinner.
Hunt W, barber.
Hunter E, agl implts.
Hunter J A, shoemaker.
Lampshire Scott, sta, tel and ex agt.
Lindsay F H, meat market.
Longtin & Dandurand, saloon.
Moore T N, groceries.
Outson J P, blacksmith.
Pickett T J, editor Riverton Guard.
Plumb F M, carpenter.
Pugsley J F, prop Franklin House.
Redford Oney, restaurant.
Riverton Guard, T J Pickett editor.
Riverton State Bank, E E Blake, cashier.
Rollins L H, justice.
Rumsburg J H, drugs.
Sherpherdson Isaac, flour mill.
Signor S R, postmaster.
Stark R M, genl mdse.
Weston A J, phys.
White Lake Lumber Co, M A Webb mgr, lumber, etc.
Ziegler Philip, jeweler.

page 468

   Rush, a post office in the eastern part of Franklin county, six miles north of Riverton, on the Republican Valley branch of the B. & M. R. R.

page 483 

  Sherwood, a postoffice in the western part of Franklin county, near the Harlan county line and six miles north of Naponee, a station on the Republican Valley line of the B. & M. R. R.

page 530

  Upland, a station on the Dewitt and Holdredge branch of the B. & M. R. R. in the northwestern part of Franklin county, 24 miles west of Blue Hill and 17 miles from Bloomington, the county seat. Population 200,

Adams G M, justice.
Griswold C A, postmaster.
Griswold Martha Mrs, dressmaker
Hansen Anton, blacksmith.
Henry Charles, drugs.
Morman Bros, hardware.
Morris & Young, agl implts.
Peatring Bros, genl mdse.
Shaw J F, sta agt.
Upland House, hotel.
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