History: Enterprising little town - Greenwood 1873
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----Source: The Clark County Press Date: 8-1-1873

The people of Greenwood and vicinity have at last got a good bridge, or rather three good bridges, across the three channels of Black river, at Schofield’s mill. The bridges are all substantially built, and will meet the wants of that community for many years. A road running in a direct line from a little south of Chandlers store, in Greenwood, to the bridge, has been cut through, and will soon be put into good traveling condition.


A visit of a couple of hours at Greenwood last Friday, gave us a very favorable impression of that enterprising little town. The sound of the hammer and saw are telling its future very plainly and the fall of surrounding trees corroborate their story. The leading mercantile establishments now there are those of Chandler & Brown, which takes the lead, and Honeywell & Son, who also keep a good general store as well as any men living. Though still unpretending, we could not pass Sam Green’s establishment, which would still be an institution worth visiting if set down in the middle of Chicago. Same is a genius, and a philosopher withal, which latter also is Mrs. Sam. Contented with contentment, they have invested their entire fortune they brought back from California in the gun business, and Sam is once more found at the lathe and bench, in a community that appreciates him is we are to judge from the seeming amount of work he had on hand. It could hardly be otherwise, for he is a good workman, with already good and increasing facilities for doing work. Mr. Begley keeps an excellent hotel which will make Greenwood a place of a thousand inhabitants when everything else is in keeping with it. Chandler & Brown are about to put up a large building beside their store to be used as a ware house. A building which will be used for a meat market is nearly completed. There are other buildings in various stages of erection, and strong indications of others to be begun. The little place is evidently having a healthy growth, and will be at no distant day a place of considerable importance.



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