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G.A.R. State Encampment

June 5, 6 and 7, 1906



1906 GAR State Encampment, Boone, IA, Page 1
CO. I, 56 Regiment, Iowa National Guards
Boys of '98 with Greetings to Veterans of 1861-'65
Published by Boone Blank Book Co. Printers of Souvenir Booklets, Post Cards, Etc.
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Security Savings Bank
S. L. Moore, President; Otto C. Herman, VP; John F. Herman, Cashier; Geo. G. Hewitt, Ass't Cashier
E. O. Montgomery, W. D. Johnson, J. L. Goeppinger, W. H. Crooks, J. J. Snell, S. L. Moore, Otto C. Herman
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The Watch Hospital
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L. & H. Goeppinger, Saddlery Hardware

H. L. Garrison, Proprietor of the M. J. Reilly Co. Inc.
Wholesale & Retail Grocers


THE CITY OF BOONE is a town among the trees, situated in the midst of one of the most fruitful corn regions of fertile Iowa, and four miles from the winding Des Moines river, with its beautiful wooded hills. Near the river are found building stone, and deposits of brick and potters’clay in a quantity and quality nowhere surpassed; and excellent soft coal in abundance, the mining of which furnishes employment to hundreds of men. Boone is a little west of the middle of the state, and is 42 miles from Des Moines, 340 from Chicago, and 148 from Council Bluffs. It is a bustling place, with two, three, and four story brick business blocks; cement or brick sidewalks; and a city and suburban street car system. This system connects the center of the city with the center of the "old town," Boonsboro, now the Fifth Ward, where the courthouse stands; and the Fifth ward with the mining towns on the river, and with the Boone Viaduct, the largest double track bridge in the world.

Boone was laid out, platted, and had its first auction sale of lots in March, 1865. On July 17 of the same year the first train arrived over what is now the main line of the Chicago and Northwestern, then the Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Railway. For a year this city, then known as Montana, was the terminus of the road. This was then extended to Council Blutfs, making the first line of road across the state. From its founding, the city of Boone has grown steadily, without a boom. A year after it was laid out it had a population of 1,500; in 1870, 2,500; in 1890, 6,500; and now about 12,000,counting the mining towns along the river, which are really suburbs of Boone.

The following churches, possessing twenty church edifices and other property, are found here: First Methodist, Marion Street Methodist, Free Methodist, African Metl1o(list,Gospel Tabernacle, Universalist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Peoples’ church, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Baptist, Christian, Episcopal, Seven Day Adventist, German Lutheran, German Reformed, Swedish Lutheran, Swedish Evangelical Mission and Swedish Covenant Mission; also the Salvation Army. The Ministerial Union works in unparalleled harmony for the spiritual good of the city.

Boone has a number of fine public buildings, and two new ones are to be erected this year; a $25,000 Masonic home, $18,000 toward which was bequeathed by a prominent citizen and Mason, Frank Champlin; and a Railroad Y. M. C. A. structure to cost from $15,000 to $20,000, the site for which, and $6,000, was given by the Chicago and Northwestern railroad. Among those buildings now in existence are: the state Eastern Star-Masonic Home, a cornmodious and handsomely furnished edifice standing in a pretty grove; the perfectly equipped Eleanor Moore Hospital, the gift of one of the city’s most philanthropic citizens, the Honorable S. L. Moore; the Ericson Library, the gift of another of the city’s most generous and most respected citizens, Senator C. J. A. Ericson; and one of the best government buildings in the state, a post-oflice costing $100,000.

Among the things the Encampment visitor to Boone will doubtless want to see are: the structures just mentioned; the Ledges; the large trestle of the Newton and Northwestern about three miles north of the city; the home, five miles south, of Kate Shelley, the Iowa heroine who risked her life during the terrible storm of July 6th, 1881, to carry through the night to Moingona news of danger to an approaching train; the place where she crawled on hands and knees across the bridge over the Des Moines, with the water just below the bridge; Miss Shelley herself, now station agent for the Chicago and Northwestern at Moingona, on the old line of the road; and the Boone Viaduct.

All the business establishments of the town are open for inspection and will be glad to have visitors call while in town. The ball games with VVaterlooat Recreation Park June 5 to 7, will doubtless attract many. VVhileon the way to the Viaduct by the suburban line, a convenient visit, and one well worth while, may be made to any of the coal mines along the route; or to the Boone Brick, Tile and Paving Company’s works, one of the largest of the kind in the state. In visiting the Library, one should not neglect to mount to the second floor and see the museum there, which contains relics of the early history of the county, and a fine assemblage of its birds, the latter collection having been made by Carl Fritz Henning the well-known ornithologist, for the purpose of showing the economic value of the birds, and thus creating a sentiment against the destruction of the harmless ones. The collection is the only one of its kind which has been made by any Iowa county. The count historical museum was the first such museum in connection with a city library, the idea of thus connecting the two having originated with John M. Brainard, of Boone, the enthusiastic curator. The idea is now being widely copied through out the state.

After this introduction, Boone extends a hand of greeting and welcome to the members of the Grand Army of the Republic and its kindred and auxiliary orders who are now her guests, and expresses a hope that her visitors may lcarry away none but the pleasantest of memories of their stay. Especially to the soldiers of the Spanish War; the survivors of the four infantry companies of the Civil War recruited in this county: Company E, Third Iowa; Company D, Tenth Iowa; Company D, Sixteenth Iowa; and Company D, Thirty-second Iowa; and those veterans now here who were members of companies from other states, give to their comrades and other guests the “glad hand."

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The City Bank

C, H, A, Ericson, President; Louis Goeppinger, VP; C. E. Rice, Cashier; Chas. H. Goeppinger, Ass't Cashier; R. T. Duckworth, 2nd Ass't Cashier
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F. M. Ballou

Boone County Bank
A. J. Barkley, President; Jno. H. Riekenberg, VP; Miles Becket, Cashier; P. H. Kneeland, Ass't Cashier

Boone Candy Store
Poulos Bros.

Bassford & Peterson
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Johnson Hardware Company

Boone Market Co.
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Fehleisen-Rosacker Lumber Co.

Leader Cash Grocery and Market
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Hansen-Westberg Glove Co.

George Ecksten, Jeweler
 
Name of Chairman of Each Committee.
S. L. Moore - General Chairman. John Bain - Horses
George Brechtel - Vice-Chairman. W. H. Canier - Decorations.
J. H. Hill - Vice-Chairman. Joel Carlson - Vocal Music.
A. J. Barkley - Finance. Charles Holcomb - Martial Music.
J. B. Mc Hose - Reception. M. J. Lockard - Instrumental Music.
Jusde D. R. Hindman - Invitation and Program W. H. Whalen - Transportation.
William R. Dyer - Hotels and Rooms S. R. Dyer - Halls
S. E. Gove - Badges Mrs. R. J. Hill - W. R. C.
J. R. Herron - Printing Mrs. G. D. Rowe - L. of G. A. R.
Bureau of Information.
Located near the North Western Depot at 608 Story Street, in what is known as the McHose building, where assiginnent of rooms and accomodations will be made. All comrades and visitors are requested to call at this bureau to register and receive all needed information.
Headquarters.
G. A. R. at Butler House: W. R. C. at Butler House; L. of G. A. R. at Wells House; Sons of Veterans at Wells House; Hornet's Nest Brigade at Red Men's Hall, over Crary Bros.' Hardware store; Prisoners of War at J. G. Miller Post room, in 5th Wars; Sons of Ohio oer the Republican office, Keeler St.
Places of Meeting.
G. A. R. at Boone Opera House; W. R. C. at Methodist Church; Ladies of the G. A. R. at Christian Church; Sons of Veterens at Electrical Workers' Hall, 716 Keeler St.; Hornet's Nest Brigade at Red Men's Hall, 628 Story St.,; Prisoners of War at J. G. Miller Post room, 224 State St., 5th Ward; Sons of Ohio of the Republican office, Keeler St.

At each Camp Fire, there will be an announcement of the time and place of the meetings of different orders for business matters, exemplificaton, etc.
Picnics.
HIGH BRIDGE -- Excursion trains over the famous Boone Viaduct and by way of the home of Kate Shelly will start from the Northwestern Depot at 2 o'clock of each afternoon.
Program.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5TH.
1:30 P. M. Band Concert in City Park.
4:00 P. M. Reception in the parlors of the Butler House by the Department President and Staff Commander and staff of the G. A. R. Prominent members of these orders will be guests of honor on this occasion. All members of the G. A. R., W. R. C., L. of G. A. R. and all visitors and citizens are cordially invited.
4:00 P. M. Reception at the Wells House by the L. of G. A. R. to the Department President Staff visitors and citizens of Boone are cordially invited to attend this reception.
Program. Tuesday Evening
8:00 P. M. Reception and Camp Fire at Tabernacle in City Park.
Order of Exercises.
  Reception, S. L. Moore, General Chairman, presiding.
Music
  Invocation, Rev. Jesse Cole of the Iowa Soldiers' Home
Music
Address of Welcome in behalf of the citizens of Boone, Hon. W. W. Goodykoontz, Mayor of the City.
Music
  Response for the G. A. R. and all invited organizations by National Commander-in-Chief, James Tanner.
Music
  Speech by Gov. S. R. Van Sant, of Minnesota.
Music
  Short address by Fremont S. Gibson, Div. Commander Sons of Veterans. Other short Camp Fire speeches.
Music
Taps
  This same evening a Camp Fire will be held in the Boone Opera House. Col. E. S. Ormsby presiding. The speakers will pass from one Camp Fire to the other, so the same speakers will be heard at each of the Camp Fires.
7:00 P. M. Exemplication of the W. R. C. work at Eagle's Hall, 7th and Keeler Sts.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6TH
9:00 A. M. Business sessions of all organizations.
10:00 A. M. Meeting in Tabernacle in City Park.
10:30 A. M. Speech by A. B. Cummins, Governor of Iowa, at Tabernacle in City Park.
Program. - WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
1:30 P. M. Grand Parade.
The line will form on Eighth Street, right resting on Story Street; will movve South on Story to Seventh Street; West on Seventh to Carroll Street; South on Carroll to Sixth Street; West on Sixth to Crawford Street; North on Crawford to Seventh; East on Seventh to Carroll Street; North on Carroll to Eighth Street; East on Eith past reviewing stand, where the order will be given to disband.

The line of the parade not to exceed three quarters of a mile.

The line will be formed and be under the direction of Capt. E. B. Woodruff, General Aide and Chief of Staff.

After the parade such organizations as desire to hold separate re-unions will be provided with suitable rooms upon application to S. L. Moore, General Chairman.

Applications must ve made in advance.

Band Concert in City Park immediately after parade.
WEDNESDAY EVENING.
8:00 P. M. Camp Fire at Tabernacle in City Park, Senator W. V. Allen, of Nebraska, Chairman.
Music
  Invocation by Chaplain Shipman, of Jefferson.
Address by Department Commander S. H. Harper.
Music
  Address by General James B. Weaver.
Music
  Address by Col. Charles A. Clarke.
Music
  Address by Major Rathbun.
Short talks by other comrades.
Music
Taps
  This same evening a Camp Fire will be held in the Boone Opera House, Col. D. J. Palmer Presiding. The speakers will pass from one camp Fire to the other, so the same speakers will be heard at each of the Camp Fires.
Program.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH.
9:00 A. M. Business Sessions of all organizations.
10:30 A. M. Parade of the State troops in main streets of the city, under command of Major T. J. Mahoney and Capt. Wilson.
11 A. M. Band Concert in City Park
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
2:00 P. M. Speeches at Tabernacle, General George A. Newman, Chairman.
Short speeclies by Col. Orinsby, Nat Kendall, of V. and others.
Further exercises are subject to the action of the Encampment.


1906 GAR State Encampment, Boone, IA, Come Again
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Hawkeye Minstrels, Encampment Funmakers
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John A. Davis
Davis Wall Paper and Paint Store

The Boone Marble Works
M. J. Cadd, Prop.
Marble and Granite Monuments
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Eighth Street in Winter
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McCune Shoe Co.

The Temple of Economy
Souvenirs, Dishes, Glassware, Hammocks, Etc.
Johnson & Wickstrom, Props.
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W. C. Crooks and J. G. Miller Posts Extend Greetings to Comrades of 1861-1906
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U. S. Federal Building
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City Park and Rallying place of G. A. R. Encampment 1906
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Boone Brick, Tile & Paving Co.
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Canier Bros. & Herman
Boots, Shoes and Rubber Footwear

The Wells Hotel

Munson Drug Co.
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S. A. Nelson & Co.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Tinware and Enameled Ware, Carpets, Rugs, Lace Curtains

The New Butler
Headquarters for the G. A. R.
S. H. Stockman, Prop.
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Crary Bros.
Hardware, Vehicles, Implements, Stoves, Kitchen Utensils, Sporting Goods, Bicycles

Sample Room
Ed. Gartland, Prop.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Fine Cigars
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Fenton & Company, Grocers
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Kate Shelly Bridge
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Ericson Library
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Ornithological Department, Ericson Library
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President McKinley's Special Crossing High Bridge near Boone, May, 1901
Electric Cars Leave Every 15 Minutes for this Bridge
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Jayne Furniture Co.
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E. E. Chandler
Jewelry, Souvenir Spoons

The Manhattan
Ice Cream and Ices, Parties and Picnics, Candies and Cigars
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Boone Gas Company
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McMechan's Pharmacy

Scott E. Tucker
Good Things to Eat

Bartlett's Market Meat
E. W. Bartlett

H. T. Cook
High Grade Clothing and Furnishings, Hats
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Eleanor Moore Hospital
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Residences

B. Arie; S. L. Moore; L. W. Reynolds; J. R. Crary
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The Young Woman's Christian Association and Rest Rooms

Dr. Evaline Peo, First President 1901 to 1905
Mrs. Lucy McPherson, Secretary
Mrs. Jas. Beatty, President
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Home of Chas. Aldrich, Pioneer Journalist 1857, Webster City, Author of the First Iowa Law, 1870, for the protection of the Birds, Founder and Curator of the State Historical Department
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Wane Brothers

Rocho Bros.
Fresh Meats of All Kinds

Jones & Houghton
Real Estate, Insurance and Loans

The Boone County Democrat
Herron & Menton, Publishers
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R. L. Finnegan
Schlitz Beer, Whole and Retail Dealer

L. W. Hintz, Drug Prescriptionist
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Moore & Crooks
Money to Loan; Real Estate; Abstracts of Titles Prepared

F. R. Hinman
Staple and Fancy Groceries
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Olmsted Clothing Company

J. H. Riekenberg & Co.
Dry Goods, Millinery, Carpets, Cloaks, Etc.

Douglass Dry Goods Co.
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Residences

F. E. Cutler; W. W. Goodykoontz; Duncan Grant; Wm. Crowe
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First Baptist Church

Swedish Evangelical Mission Church
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Presbyterian Church

First Methodist Episcopal Church
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Central Christian Church

Sacred Heart Church
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C. E. McNeil & Co.
"Ready for You" Clothes

G. Fred Elliott, Prescription Druggist
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Mann Bros.
Artistic Homes, Buck's Stoves & Ranges

B. Arie, Wholesale Agent
The Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association of St. Louis, Mo.
B. Arie; J. S. Heaps; J. Raglow; Ed. Gartland; Wm. Hitsman; L. O. Weline; Mann & Co.
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The C. B. Sherman Co.
Plumbing and Heating

The Willson Dry Goods Co.
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Chas. F. Tingwald & Co., Dry Goods

Slade's Shoe Store

THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF BOONE

Some one has well said that "the public school is the hope of the country-the cheapest defense of the nation." With profound regard for the invaluable services of the Grand Army of the Republic, rendered our country in time of imminent peril, yet we confidently believe that our future hope and glory is grounded and centered in the greatest of America's institutions - its free public schools

In democratic republic an honest intelligent ballot is manifestly a necessity. Back of all purity in politics: back of all industrial and commercial success; back of all virtue and happiness in the home is the good citizen - an intelligent, thoughtful, determined man, thoroughly established in integrity of purpose. of irreproachable character, undaunted, unshaken, unIlinchingly standing for the right as God gives it to him to see the right. Such a citizenship it is the great purpose of the public school to develop and foster.

The public schools of this city for years have taken rank with the best in the state—and this is no mere platitude. In its buildings and equipment; in its able and devoted teachers: in its curriculum: its progressive public spirit: in the esprit de corps of pupils, teachers, and parents—the public schools of Boone easily take rank with the best.

Seven school buildings—nearly all of them modern in structure, heating, lighting and ventition, always clean and attractive: sixty competent and conscientious teachers and supervisors: with an annual enrollment of 2300 children, prompt and regular in attendance, courteous and polite in conduct actively progressive in their studies: all controlled and managed by a Board of active and intelligent business men~~briefly tells the story of this invaluable institution in our midst, our public schools.

It is our ambition that no boy or girl in this community shall “grow up” without the touch and influence of this great institution, without the benefits of the education the public school gladly offers to all. Every child can and ought to learn to read, to calculate, to know how to use and interpei the English language, to think and act honestly, to be intelligent and useful in affairs. This is a common school education, and an inheritance of which no child can morally be deprived.

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High School and Class of 1905

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Schools

Franklin Building; Lowell Building; Lincoln Building; Bryant Building
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Our Schools - Page Building
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Newton & North-Western Railway - "Cross Country Line"
J. L. Blake, General Manger; W. H. Benn, G. F. & P. A.
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Residences

W. B. Means; C. T. T. Mason; J. H. Riekenberg; E. O Montgomery
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Wm. Thoreen, Harness and Saddlery

Holcomb Printing Company
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Ike, The Jeweler

R. B. Ingersoll, Family Druggist
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J. C. Petersen Co., Clothiers
Good Clothing and Furnishing Goods

S. E. Gove
Groceries and Fresh Fruits
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Boone Electric Co.
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Eastern Star Home
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Residences

C. J. A. Ericson; C. E. Rice; A. J. Barkley; Jno. F. Herman
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Residences

J. K. Elwell; S. R. Dyer; D. R. Hindman; E. E. Hughes
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Residences

G. H. Stanger; L. F. Fehleisen; M. J. Reilly; H. H. Otis
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A Visit to the Ledges
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E. Harner
Pioneer Photographer, 35 Years in the Business

Boone Blank Book Co.
C. C. Purinton, Pres.
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Boone Fruit Store
Fresh Fruits, Candies and Cigars

Hewitt Bookseller and Stationer

Schroeder & Sons
High Grade Meats

Mason Brothers Dry Goods
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Empire Sample Room
Pabst Milwaukee Beer
E. H. Sieling, Prop.
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The Boone National Bank

E. E. Hughes, President; F. C. Farrow, VP; T. L. Ashford, Cashier; A. M. Burnside, Teller.
Dr. C. W. Payne; J. L. Stevens; John Cooper; E. C. Jordan; George Heaps; H. H. Canfield
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First National Bank
S. L. Moore, Pres.; J. H. Herman, Cashier; E. B. Arthur, Ass't Cashier;
H. R. Eaton, 2nd Ass't Cashier; J. E. Carlson, Teller


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