A.L. WEST LUMBER COMPANY
OF STRONG CITY AND CHEYENNE, OK
About 1993 when the A.L. West Lumber Company held their going out of business sale at their Cheyenne location, the writer had the privilege of obtaining at auction several boxes of records which had been retained from the A.L. West enterprise at Strong City during the 1930’s. Among the records were ledger sheets listing the customers which A.L. West had at Strong City. For the historian, these records give a glimpse of life at Strong City during that time period.
Two such ledger sheets provide the costs of building a house and a barn during the depression year of 1934. Roy Chambers of Strong City evidently contracted with A.L. West Lumber Company for a turn key job of building a barn of unspecified size. The barn was built during one month beginning October 16, 1934. Total costs was $323.02 with $130 of that being labor for the building. Final payment was made on December 12, 1934. Also included was a one page contract for A.L. West Lumber Company to build a house for Guy Gabert of Durham during the same time period. The contract price was $1062.70 for materials and labor. Covered were oak flooring, wiring and felt paper on the walls.
Also included in the ledger sheets was one for the Strong City Sanitation Account. This account appears to be a record of those who received water and perhaps sewer services, if such were offered, from the city of Strong City.
Lee Wells was manager of the A.L. West Lumber Company at Strong City at this time. From the occurrence of the ledger sheet for the Strong City Sanitation Account among the ledge sheets for the lumber company, Lee Wells must have been the accountant for the city of Strong City. The billing was for $5.80, apparently for one year’s water services. (although the time period was not stated) Patrons listed were billed for one to four billing periods so evidently several were in arrears.
List of patrons were: W.C. Jones, S.W. Hill, L.L. Males, Hoyt Little, First State Bank, C.A. Lathrop, T.M. Rennolds, N.Hawkins, Herring and Young, J.H. West, M. Petty, C. Kovar, Lee Wells, J.P. Johnson, D. Kendall. H.V. Jobe, Guy McClellan, City of Strong City, W.E. Kendall, W.F. Wilmoth, Jim Cofer, Calvin Minatre, E.G. Stephens, B.F. Stephens, Mrs. J.H. McFarland, V. Guernsey, B.M. Ballinger, Roger Mills Co-Op, Ford Motor Company(billed to H.V. Jobe), Baptist Church, A.J. Minatre, F.M. Davis House, Bill Mason, Tom Musick, Carter House. By Dale Tracy, Cheyenne, OK
CHEYENNE BUSINESSES 1972-1977
Cheyenne Abstract Co., Krober Hardware & Appliance, Harry C. Chapman, Attorney, K. C. Perryman, Attorney, G. B. Purcell Chevrolet, Cheyenne Auto Parts, Verland Brewster Ford, Kirk Bros. Auto Repair, Ralph Kirk’s Garage, Security State Bank, Porter’s Barber Shop, Carolyn’s Beauty Salon, Kaye’s Beauty Salon, Neva’s Beauty Palace, Reimer Chiropractic Clinic, Dorothy’s Horse Shoe Club, Beavin’s Department Store, Cordell Mercantile Co., Lindy’s Equipment Co., Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Earnest G. Isch, Engineer, Cheyenne Mill & Elevator, Roark’s Feed Store, Scroggins Flower Shop, Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Scroggins & Son Funeral Home, Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., Trammell’s Oil Co. Flesher Oil Co., Daugherty Grocery, Garrett Food Store, Krows Grocery & Market, Martin Food Store, Cheyenne Convalescent Home, Cheyenne Motel, Oren Jencks Insemination Service, Cannon Insurance Agency, Little’s Mobil Service, Cheyenne Laundry, Hendershot Liquor Store, A. L. West Lumber Co., Hill’s Motel, Cheyenne Star, INEXCO Oil Co., Donaldson Drug, F. K. Buster, Physician, Santa Fe RR Depot, Country Boy Café, Moore’s Restaurant, The Bear Drive-In, Dearing & Son APCO, Parks Service Station & Grocery, Hensley’s Tax Service, Dobson Telephone Co., James Radio Shop, The Rook Theatre, A-1 Custom Upholstery, McDaniel’s Variety, Leach Refrigeration, Green’s Western Auto, Hayden Custom Repair, Donna’s Beauty Shop, Jordon Carpets, Joe’s Red-I-Mix Concrete, E. W. Moran Drilling Co., Mistletoe Express, Perfect Fuel Co., Cheyenne Welding Service, Cheyenne Professional Drug, Stinson Well Service, Cheyenne Veterinary Clinic, Norris Welding Service, Ervin’s Body Shop, Perryman and Smith, Attorneys, Carter Automotive, Calvert’s Cleaners & Appliance, Dickason’s Equipment Co., El Paso Natural Gas, Dunlap Liquor Store, Bearette Drive-In, Boyett’s Restaurant, Terry Smith Welding, Jim Bob Wright, Attorney, Harrison Auction Service, Cheyenne Carpets and Draperies, Campbell’s Food Center, Davis Food Store, Doc’s Club, Ma & Pa’s Barbeque, Parkhurst & Son’s Texaco, Key Hardware & Appliance, Krober’s Korner, Perryman, Smith & Wright, Attorneys, D & D Oil Co., Dovie’s Beauty Shop, Virginia’s Beauty Shop, Neva’s Country Store, Green’s TV & Appliance Store, Little’s Dozer Service, Sides Farm & Garden Supplies, Cheyenne Floral, Moler’s Café, Calvert Oil Co., Martin’s Trading Post, Tate Insurance Agency, Cheyenne Lumber & Steel, B & H Welding, First National Welding, John D. Parrish Oil & Gas Leases, Lloyd Smith Oil & Gas Leases, Buster Clinic, Harrison Real Estate, K & K Recreation Center, Shape Up Shop, Country Boy Drive-In, Cheyenne Industries, Beavin’s Tax Service, Mogg TV Cable, Bobby Smith Well Service and Dearing Auto Repair & Wrecker Service.
CHEYENNE BUSINESSES FOR YEARS 1988-1992
Cheyenne Abstract Company, Dobson Telephone Company, Trammell Service Company, Tom Goodwin Law Firm, James Wright Law Firm, Keith Wesner’s Cheyenne Auto and Machine, Sides Auto Parts, D&D Oil Co, Miller Automotive, Kirk Bros. Garage, Westdyke Garage, Skeeter’s Bakery, Heritage Savings and Loan, Security State Bank, Donna’s Beauty Shop, Dovie’s Beauty Shop, Kaye’s Beauty Salon, Virginia’s Beauty Shop, Beavin’s Tax Service, Calvert’s Cleaner’s and Appliances, Buster Clinic, Washita Valley Dairy, Dr. Steve Shrader Dental Clinic, Abraham,s Love ‘N’ Care, Cordell Mercantile, Granny’s Homemade Quilts & Things, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Blackettle Service Co., Dickason Equipment Co., Cheyenne Grain Company, Tri-County Feed, Cheyenne Fence Service, Little Enterprises, The Bargain Store, Cheyenne Floral, Countryside Florists, Hamburger House, Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Dye Boot Shop, Perfect Fuel Company, Trammell Oil Co., Cheyenne Professional Drug, Cheyenne Insurance Agency, Wesner Insurance, Green’s Small Engine Repair, Cheyenne Liquor Store, Cheyenne Lumber and Steel, Davis Food Store, B&H Motel, Cheyenne Motel, Black Kettle Museum, Cheyenne Convalescent Home, Cheyenne Star, Jesse Boyette Forklift Service, John Parish Oil and Gas Leases, Key Plumbing and Appliance, Bobby Smith Well Service, #1 Okie Restaurant, Ode’s Drive-In, Farmers Supply Co. Cheyenne Headstart Center, Gary’s Phillips 66 Station, Martin’s Trading Post, Hayden Custom Repair, Barbara’s Income Tax Service, Rook Theater, Jones Oil Company, Hanawalt’s Variety, Kenner Water Well Drilling, Country Expressions, Variety of Fashions, James Mogg TV Cable, El Paso Natural Gas Co., Farm Bureau Insurance, LeDonna’s Beauty and Styling Shop, Linda’s Café, Red Rock Industries, Youngblood’s Grocery, Cheyenne Review Newspaper, C&D Motors, The Auto Place, Sadler Service Center, Linda Kirk’s Beauty Control, The Cuttin Corner, Beaty LP Gas, D&P Oil Co., Johnny Mc’s Food and Fuel, Cheyenne Heat and Air, Kuntry Klip, B&H Restaurant, Arrow Hotshot Service, Cheyenne Auto Parts, Hair Designs, K&L Boot and Gift Shop, Cheyenne Cleaners, Sandie’s Flower Garden Too, Red River Federal Savings and Loan, Parkhurst Garage, Modern Woodmen of America, Duke’s 66 Service Station, B&M Interiors, Harold’s Welding, Beck & Root Fuel Co., Baskets & Flowers Etc., Cheyenne Recreation Hall and Roger Mills Veterinary Services.