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1893 Business Directory
(not proof read as yet)
The Bensel Directory Company's
of the cities and towns on the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R'Ys
Between and Including Ft. Worth, Texas and Wichita, Kansas
Together with a classified business directory
Price, Four Dollars
Publishes by the Bensel Directory Company
318 Commercial St., Trinidad, Colorado
Trinidad: The Daily Advertiser Steam Print 1893
Was founded about 1888, by Samuel Paul. It is twenty-two miles south of Purcell on the G C & S F R'y. The land in the vicinity is very fertile, 2,000 bales of cotton having been shipped from here last year. The average cotton crop is a bale to the acre, while corn produces fifty bushels. Among the prominent industries is the Valley Grain & Mill Co., their elevator having a capacity of 10,000 bushels, and corn meal mill capacity, 100 barrells daily. The town has good water, church, school, nearly all leading societies, a number of mercantile establishments, carrying complete stocks in their respective lines, a weekly newspaper, etc. Western Union Telegraph Co.; Wells Fargo & Co. Express; James Rennie, post-master
Bandy Bros (O.W. and Thos. Bandy), blacksmiths
Bandy & Underwood (W.R. Bandy, D.C. Underwood), pool and billiards
Branum & Becker (T.C. Branum, H. Becker) physicians and surgeons
Chickasaw Enterprise, J.A. Harman, Propr and editor, weekly Democratic newspaper
Craycroft & Robison (Ben. Craycroft, T.H. Robison), lumber, doors, builder's materials, etc.
Duvall, C.H., shoemaker
Gibson, G.W. & Son, stables
Gwin, J.M., agt G C & S F R'y, agt Wells Fargo Express Co., agt Western Union Telegraph Co.
Grand Central Hotel, C.B. Ladd, propr, first class hotel
Harris, W.S., whsle grain, cotton and corn mcht, cor Paul and Chickasaw
Harris & Wolf (W.S. Harris, A.G. Wolf), harness and saddles
Hull, Wm. Mercantile Co., The, general merchandise of all kinds
Janeway, A., baker
Ladd C.B., propr Grand Central Hotel
Mercantile and Banking Co., The, C.J. Grant, mgr., merchandise and money
Miller, W.L., Physician
Miller & Berry (W.S. Miller, C.C. Berry), drugs
National Hotel, C.J. Whitehurst, propr.
Pauls Valley Implement and Hardware Co., T.H. Martin and J.M. Prater, proprs.
Rennie, James, postmaster and notary public
Richardson, T.M., Lumber Co., C.R. Chitwood, mgr.
Robertson, A.A., barber
Robertson, A.A. Mrs., millinery
Smith, Bradley & Co. (R.M. Smith, J.L. Bradley, Thos. Grant), general merchandise
Smith & French (W.J. Smith, Thos. French), meat
Steveson & Hurlbut (J. Steveson, H. Hurlbut), restaurant
Underwood, D.C., drugs
Valley Grain and Mill Co., John L. Bradley, president; C.J. Grant, treasurer; W.H. P. Trudgeon, Superintendent
Waite, A .H., musical instruments
Whitehurst, C.J., hotel
Williams Bros (C.A. and A.P. Williams), restaurant
Woods, W.B., physician
Fifteen miles south of Purcell, on the G C & S F R'y, was founded in 1888 by Mr. James Dulin, who settled in the town ten years previous and is the oldest inhabitant. G.D. Thompson is the oldest merchant of the town and carried a very complete stock. Paoli is the center of a large oak forest. The soli of the surrounding country is very rich and fertile, fruit, grain, cotton and corn being especially productive. The tow has a good school, plenty of good water and timber. Thompson & Parks, H.L. Brewer, D.J. Tucker, T.H. Newbern and Thos. N. Thornton carry excellent stocks of goods in their respective lines. Wells Fargo & Co., Express; Western Union Telegraph; G.D. Thompson, post-master.
Dulin, James, farmer and stockraiser
Foster, P.T., blacksmith
Newbern, T .H., cotton gin and grist mill, cotton and grain buyer
Tucker, Dan J., druggist and physician
Thompson, G.D., post-master and of Thompson & Park
Thompson & Park, (G.D. Thompson, B.F. Park), general merchandise and implements
McBride, J.B. physician
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