The former county seat of Buena Vista county is situated on
the Little Sioux river and on the E. G. & S. R. line of the C. & N. W. Ry, 140
miles northwest of Des Moines and 20 north of Storm Lake, the seat of justice.
It contains a weekly newspaper, 2 banks, 4 churches, a creamery, a flour mill,
brick yards, grain elevators and several stores. Ships grain, live stock, flour
and produce. Telephone connection with Alton and Storm Lake. Exp., Am. Tel., W.
U. Population, 750. Mail, daily. James M. Hoskins, postmaster.
Arnold Joseph R, auctioneer and livery.
Bank of Sioux Rapids, J P Farmer Pres, F H Helsell Cashier, Banking, Real
Estate and Loans.
Beardsley Charles, carpenter.
Beebe Rev A J (Methodist).
Billings R F, drugs.
Brown Robert F, painter.
Carter James E, housemover.
Central House, James J Duroe Propr, Newly Fitted and Furnished. Good
Christenson O B, shoemaker.
Christenson Gabriel A, brick mnfr.
Cleaves Albert J, restaurant.
Commercial House, J Sanborn propr.
Cornell Seymour A, housemover.
Curran R E, physician.
Cuthbert Charles, meats and live stock.
Dean L M, feed stable.
Deupree Bros (Joseph W and John T), real estate and insurance agents.
Deupree Mrs J W, music teacher.
Divine James H, physician.
Duroe James J, Propr Central House.
Eade Miss Vinnie, school teacher.
Eastman & Claus(__Eastman, A B Claus), marble.
Emmet John, physician.
Evans David, blacksmith.
Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co, Joseph Hooper pres, Ira C Kling cashier.
Farquahar J A, barber and baths.
Fillmore H F, prin of school.
Fuller Henry R, confectioner.
Goodge Thomas, painter.
Goodrich Philo W, general store.
Graves H and Son (Henry and Henry jr), hardware and farm impts.
Greene Oscar, jeweler.
Halvorson John, live stock.
Helsell Frank H, Attorney-at-Law; Practices in State or Federal Courts.
Hollingsworth Isaiah T, well borer.
Hurn Mrs Alice A, milliner.
Isbell Charles, grain.
Jacobsen Peter A, blacksmith.
Johnson Lyman, grain, coal and live stock.
Johnson Rev (Norwegian Lutheran).
Jones M D, carpenter.
Knudson J M, wagonmaker.
Lauman Henry, saloon.
Lauman Rick, billiards.
McCoy Edward, lumber.
Middleton Joseph M, well borer.
Milliken David, carpenter.
Mills Charles B, telegraph operator.
Montross Miss Sarah M, school teacher.
Moore & Duroe (Henry Moore, J J Duroe), livery.
Nessler Wm A, harness.
Olson Andrew, shoemaker.
Ovren Olof, Real Estate, Loans and Insurance.
Pratt Wm H, railroad and exp agent.
Pratt & Barney (Wm H Pratt, James H Barney), drugs, books and stationery.
Queal John H & Co, lumber and coal.
Rae J & Son (James and Robert S), general store.
Roberts A Pratt, grocer.
Rose & Hunter (Frank N Rose, Henry H Hunter), hardware and farm impts.
Sanborn Jeremiah, physician.
Sanborn Miss L, school teacher.
Sanderson James, saloon.
Severson T C, photographer.
Sickels B H E, carpenter.
Siqveland Miss Anna, milliner.
Sioux Rapids Band, George W Unger leader.
Sioux Rapids Mill Co, James M Hoskins Pres, H D Smith Mngr, Flour and
Sioux Rapids Press, W S Wescott publisher.
Smith John T, blacksmith.
Smith N W, photographer.
Smith S D, creamery.
Stangeland A & Co (Adolf Stangeland, Oman Simonson), general store.
Stevens Augustus W, physician.
Stevens House, Marsello S Stevens, propr.
Stevens Marsello S, propr Stevens House.
Suckow J L, shoemaker.
Swan Balmore F, drugs and books.
Ueland Lars A, book agent.
Unger George W, furniture.
Walker Frederick, painter.
Wescott Willis S, propr Sioux Rapids Press.
White F D & Co (Frank D White, Boyden), general store.