A village on the I. div. I. C. R. R., in Buena Vista county, 6
miles northwest of Storm Lake, the county seat, 52 southeast of LeMars and 137
northwest of Des Moines. It contains 2 banks, 3 churches, a graded school, grain
elevators, a public hall, a skating, a number of special and general stores and
a weekly newspaper, the Alta Advertiser. It is connected by telephone
with Storm Lake. Grain and live stock are shipped. Tel., W. U. Exp., Am.
Population, 650. Mail, daily. Wm. P. Williams, postmaster.
Adams, James D, justice of peace.
Alderson & Bro (Thomas and James), general store.
Alta Advertiser. Magg Bros Editors and Proprietors. Independent in
Politics; Large Circulation.
Alta Cornet Band, George L Robinson, leader.
Bard James W, baker.
Bennett Bros (James L and A R), livery.
Brinnil A C & Co (A C Brinnil, Frank E Forney), harness.
Bladen John, wagonmaker.
Browne Frederick B, cashier Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co.
Burke & Co (David Burke, James Bruntlett), flour mill.
Burkholder Mrs Mary, carpet weaver.
Burston & Dawson, blacksmiths.
Buskirk Isaac B, painter.
Child Miss Sara A, teacher.
Christian Eric T, boots, shoes and sewing machines.
Clark Percy, propr Clark house.
Colby Bros (Burton A and Clarence E), carpenters.
Conner Aaron, grocer.
Dahl Niels, blacksmith.
Dando & Weston (Robert B Dando, Paul Weston), furniture and undertakers.
Eyland Bros (George C jr and Charles), hardware.
Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co (capital $150,000), Frederick B Browne cash.
Gerner Gottleib, hardware.
Harvey Leonard J, physician.
Hunt Chester, sew mach and organs.
Hunt’s Hall (400) Chester Hunt propr.
Hunt & Kendall (Chester Hunt, Morton H Kendall), skating rink.
Jinks P M, insurance.
Johnson Charles J, coal.
Johnson L J, tailor.
Johnson Peter, photographer.
Jones, Clemons & Co, live stock.
Kay E, livery.
Kendall G S, saloon.
Kerth Simon F, teacher.
Lauridsen & Johnson (Gustav Lauridsen, Adolph Johnson), general store.
Lawrence Misses (Emma and Hannah), milliners.
Lovelace David C, blacksmith.
Lundgren Charles, blacksmith.
McCartney Henry L, brickmaker.
Macdonald Richmond J, general store.
Magg Mrs, milliner.
Magg Bros (Wm B and Seward M), Proprs Alta Advertiser.
Mallory W R & Co (Wm R Mallory, Charles Steever), general store.
Miles Charles, insurance.
Miller W P & Co (Wm P Miller), lumber.
Morey Herbert, physician.
Muma Alfred, milk pedlar.
Nelson Frederick L, grain.
Olander Rev C O (Lutheran).
Parker Samuel, justice of peace.
Parker & Tincknell (Samuel Parker, Frederick G Tincknell), bankers.
Pickering John E, carpenter
Powell Prof P A, music teacher.
Pressley Rev R T (Presbyterian).
Preston Rev Wm (Methodist).
Rigdon P P, barber.
Roberts Wm F, vet surgeon.
Robinson George L, painter.
Roby Charles E, jeweler and cigars.
Slutz H V & T (Hiram V and Theophilus), grain.
Smith Wm P, physician.
Steig Bros (Henry and George), meat and ice.
Stewart Wm M, mngr Wisconsin Lumber Co.
Stockwell Franklin J, Lawyer, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance and
Taylor Miss Kittie, music teacher.
Thorpe & Cameron (John B Thorpe, Charles E Cameron), drugs.
Van Buskirk W Sloan, farm impts.
Walpole Thomas, prin public school.
Way Samuel, railroad and exp agt.
Weaver & Hall (C A Weaver, Solan G Hall), drugs and books.
Wessman Claus, harnessmaker.
Weston Wm R, coal.
Whipple Charles, carpenter.
Wilkinson & Son (Jebus and Jacen), grocers.
Williams Wm P, Books.
Wilson Irvin C, lawyer and insurance.
Wilson John G, auctioneer.
Wisconsin Lumber Co, lumber.
Wiss Bros (Franz O and Charles J), general store.
Wiss & Poulson, live stock.
Wonderly E J & Co (Edward J and Thomas M), general store.