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Birch Colbergen Foster Hader Osmond Pierce Plainview
postoffice in the central part of Pierce county, eight miles west
of Pierce, the county seat.
Birch F H, postmaster.
postoffice in the western part of Pierce county, 10 miles west of
Pierce, the county seat.
postoffice and station on the F. E. & M. V. R. R., in the
central part of Pierce county, 10 miles from Pierce, the county
telegraph station pn the F. E. & M. V. R. R., in the
southwestern part of Pierce county.
Matram N O, sta agt.
station on the Pacific Short Line Ry., is in the northern part of
Pierce is on
the Niobrara line of the F. E. & M. V. R. R. 133 miles from
Omaha. It is the county seat of Pierce county and has a population
of 800. Pierce, like all the towns of the same belt of country, is
favored by nature in having an excellent farming country
surrounding it. Corn is the staple product, but wheat, oats,
barley and other grains can be profitably raised. Vegetables, too
are cultivated in abundance and with profit. A number of
substantial and costly buildings have been erected recently and
additional improvements are being made. The new court house cost
$25,000. The Hammond House, which is the leading hotel, cost
$8,000. The Pierce State Bank, a brick banking house for $8,000.
The Pierce Mill Company conduct one of the leading industries. The
capacity of their mill is 150 barrels per day. The Piece County
Leader published by D. Hewitt, and the Pierce County Call, J B
Sharot, publisher, are the weekly newspapers of the locality. The
churches are Congregational, Methodist, German Methodist and
German Lutheran. The A F & A M and K of P have lodges and the
G A R have a post here.
Alden J M, phy.
Billerbeck H J, hardware.
Burkett J E, jewelry, books etc.
Chappell Ida E Mrs, millinery.
Chilvers Wm B, abstracts of title, real estate, loans and
Cleland M, genl mdse.
Cones Douglas, atty.
Craig L R, mgr Pierce Mill Co.
Donaldson W B, drugs.
Elliott D W, hardware, agl implts.
First National Bank, capital $50,000. H S Beck prse, Woods
vice-president, C L Wattles
Foutz A H, notions.
Fox Bros, saloon.
Gay B F, phys.
Gishpert & Koebets, genl mdse.
Gleason F H, harness.
Hall Wilson, livery.
Hamilton C W & Son, lumber.
Hammond Goerge F, prop Hammond House.
Hammond House, George F Hammond prop.
Harris Alfred, barber.
Hartert Bros (E M & L R Hertert) abstracts of title, real
insurance and steamship agts.
Hewitt Douglas, publisher Pierce County Leader.
Hitchcock A N Mrs, millinery.
Hoefs Wm, wagonmaker (builder).
Humphrey John Y, contractor and
Jasmer A A, sta, tel, and ex agt.
Jewell & Co. baker.
Just John, tailor.
Kratochvil Frank, blacksmith.
Lindsay Benj, attorney at law, notary public.
McDonald T J, drayman.
McDonald W Hm, county judge.
Manske F, saloon.
Mertha Emil, boots and shoes.
Mohr H H lumber.
Mohrman J C, genl mdse.
Opocensky M, harness.
Paige Frank, plasterer.
Pierce County Call, jacob B. sharot pub.
Pierce County Leader, Douglas-Hewitt pub.
Pierce Mill Co, L R Craig mgr.
Pierce State Bank, C A Reimers pres J P Buckner vice-pres, W A
Pohlmann L A, ( Pohlman & Steinkraus) abstracts.
Pohlmann & Steinkraus ( L A Pohlmann A Steinkraus)
abstracts of title,
real estate, loans and
Quivey W W, county attorney, real estate, loans and
Reppert H S, furniture.
Ruhlow Bros, Agl implts.
Sanderson & Zulauf barbers.
Sharot Jacob B., pub Pierce County Call and postmaster.
Smith J B, atty.
Snyder C S, genl mdse.
Spink George H House painter.
Steinkraus A, ( Pohlman & Steinkraus) abstracts.
Stewart J H & Co. real estate.
Steinkraus A., (Pohlman & Steinkraus ) abstracts.
Stewart J H & Co realestate.
Turek John, shoemaker.
Ulich C, meat market.
Wichmann Wm, blacksmith.
Woodworth Ansel, drugs.
Woolverton B W, realestate, loans and insurance.
Zahn, Henry saloon.
Plainview is in
the northwestern part of Pierce county, 17 miles from Pierce, the
county town, and has about 500 inhabitants. The location is a
beautiful one--an extensive plateau with shady groves overlooking
a magnificent stretch of country, highly cultivated and producing
immense yields of corn and other cereals. The Niobrara line of the
F.E. & M. V. R. R. and the Pacific Short Line, lately
completed from Sioux City to O'Neill, pass through Plainview.
Corn, wheat, oats, flax and baled hay are largely shipped from
this point. A creamery, brickyards and other industries have been
established. The banking interests of the place are transacted by
the Farmers State Bank and the Bank of Plainview. The Methodist
and Baptist churches represent the religious interests of the
Alterl W, agl. implts, justice.
Bailey S H, feed mill.
Baldwin D E, barber.
Bank of Plainview, J F Hecht pres, J E Hecht vice-pres, L Stone
Bridge C S, vice-pres Farmers State Bank.
Bringloe S B, sta, tel and ex agt.
Brown T C, saloon.
Buckingham A, furniture.
Cass E C, hardware.
Clark C C, phys.
Commercial House, J N Hawk prop.
Coreli Bros & Co, lumber, grain and live stock.
Doty R, blacksmith.
Dutcher & Son, live stock.
Erdman & Drake, blacksmiths.
Farmers State Bank, capital $35,000, W H Mast pres, C S Bridge
vice-pres, F C Holbert cashier.
Frost H T, genl mdse.
Gazette (The), J L Stevens editor and prop.
Hall C M, genl mdse.
Hammond Harrison, justice.
Hawk J N, prop Commercial House.
Hecht J E, vice-pres Bank of Plainview.
Hecht J F, pres Bank of Plainview.
Hilborn W D, well borer.
Hill Geo R, drugs.
Hitchens Geo, livery.
Hladik J M, mgr Holbrook & Frees.
Hoffman Anna Miss, dressmaking.
Holbert F C, cashier Farmers State Bank, real estate, loans,
collections & insurance.
Holbrook & Frees, J M Hladik mgr lumber.
Holly M, wagonmaker.
Hoskins J W, agl implts.
Johnson G H, genl mdse.
Kamtez Gus, blacksmith.
Kelley G T, atty, loans.
Kirk W L, prop Plainview Herald.
Law A J, phys.
Lowell C F, saloon.
Mast W H, pres Farmers State Bank.
Norton L M, livery.
Nelson N, veterinary surgeon.
Nelson N M & Co, hardware, agl implts.
Norton L M Mrs, millinery.
Norton M A, atty.
Packard S, harness.
Parker E I, genl mdse.
Phillips Elmer, livery.
Phinney E N, contractor, builder.
Pierce County Nursery, Geo W Sturtz prop.
Plainview Herald (weekly), W L Kirk prop.
Plainview House, H Urquhart prop.
Prentice F, well borer.
Rhea A L, phys.
Salick Ben, jeweler.
Schroeder Fred, bricklayer.
Scott John, barber.
Simmons J, phys.
Starr Sisters, millinery.
Stetson Ben, phys.
Stevens & Colson, confectionery.
Stevens J L, editor and prop The Gazette, postmaster.
Stone L, cashier Bank of Plainview.
Sturtz Geo W, prop Pierce County Nursery.
Urquhart H, prop Plainview House.
Vagedes Gust, shoemaker.
Wanser & Son, drugs.
Woodall F, real estate.
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