Cranbrook Notes: 0050.0248

ABOUT PEOPLE – Living In or Visiting Cranbrook, Whom We All Know or Should.

            Engineer Cranston was down from Moyie Monday.

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            Mrs. Frank McQuiston arrived last Friday from Coal Creek.

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            Mr. and Mrs. Gilpin and children, of Fort Steele, were Sunday visitors to Cranbrook.

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            Contractor O’Neill was over the river last week, going as far east as Bull Head prairie.

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            Mr. Hertz, of the Fort Steele Mercantile Company, was a visitor to Cranbrook on Sunday.

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            H.E. King, a well known and popular merchant of Fort Steele, was in Cranbrook the first of the week.

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            Neil Curran, the well-known manager of the North Star mine, was a visitor to the Beautiful on Monday.

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            “Billy” Resor is the chief of the night shift in the barroom of the Commercial, frequently having to have two assistants.

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            Mayor Archie McLeod, of Palmer’s Bar, was in town a few days ago.  The mayor says the Bar is booming; he is in the hotel business at that point, is acquiring considerable wealth and a rich Italian brogue.

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            Esau James, one of the old-time residents of Montana, was a visitor in Cranbrook last Friday.  He was also here a year ago, but had anticipated the progress of Cranbrook, so was not greatly surprised at the wonderful changes made.  Mr. James has a fine home amid splendid orchard in the famous Bitter Root Valley, and thinks that the only place on earth, with Cranbrook a close second.

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            Alex. Watson, formerly in the office of the North Star Mining company, has accepted a position in the Cranbrook office of the Townsite company.

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            Contractor McCrimmin and family have been enjoying the hospitality of the Commercial hotel for a few days.  Their young daughter was quite ill Sunday and Monday, but was relieved by Dr. Brodie.

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            Thomas Kennedy, of Coal Creek, who will soon embark in the general merchandise business in Cranbrook, was in town this week, watching the progress of his new building.  He will move his stock from Coal Creek, and add largely to it.

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            Landlord Kaake, of the Commercial hotel, wears a broad-gauge, dead-level grade smile these days; whether it is because of the large number of his guests, or the expressive Cranbrook-Fort Steele cartoon in his barroom the writer knoweth not.

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            Frank McQuiston, the “after taking” half of the East Kootenay Hotel combination, has returned from a trip to McLeod.  Mr. McQ. reports great changes taking place in the population of McLeod, the old-timers all leaving and being replaced by newcomers.

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            Contractor McCarty’s genial physiamahogany has been somewhat numerous about town recently.  His contract in Isadore canyon will soon be closed, and he will later be numbered among the good fellows who used to be around here during construction days.

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            T. Forrest, of Donald, well known from the Rocky mountains to the Pacific coast as the proprietor of the Forrest hotel, is sojourning in town, buying lots in various portions and on some of them erecting cottages.  If he can secure a corner suitable he will build a hotel costing not less than $10,000.

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            P. Chapman, representing A. Macdonald & Co., wholesale merchants with headquarters at Winnipeg, Revelstoke and Nelson, paid Cranbrook a visit this week.  He says Cranbrook is becoming the talk of the country, and the firm, of which he is a member, may establish a house at this point in the near future.

0050.0248: Cranbrook Notes

Comings and goings of residents and visitors in Cranbrook.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  August 4, 1898
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

visiting engineer contractor merchant mercantile mining barroom mayor hotel orchard townsite

Subjects:

People arrow MacDonaldarrow
People arrow McCartyarrow
People arrow McLeodarrow
People arrow McQuistonarrow
People arrow Gilpinarrow
People arrow O'Neillarrow
People arrow Hertzarrow
People arrow Kingarrow
People arrow Curranarrow
People arrow Resorarrow
People arrow Jamesarrow
People arrow Watsonarrow
People arrow Brodiearrow
People arrow Kaakearrow
People arrow Kennedyarrow
People arrow Forrestarrow
People arrow Chapmanarrow
People arrow Cranstonarrow
People arrow McCrimminarrow
Health arrow Doctors arrow Brodiearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Companies arrow North Star Mining Co.arrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow North Star Minearrow
Agriculture arrow Fruitarrow
Cities arrow Bull Headarrow
Cities arrow Fort Steele arrow Businesses arrow Retailers arrow Fort Steele Mercantilearrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Commercialarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow East Kootenay Housearrow
Cities arrow Palmer's Bar arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Housesarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Real Estate, Townsites, Land Promotion arrow Townsite Office [Cbk]arrow
Cities arrow Coal Creek arrow Businesses arrow Retailersarrow
Cities arrow Macleod AB arrow Developmentarrow
Cities arrow Donald arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Forrest Hotelarrow
Cities arrow Nelson arrow Businesses arrow Retailers arrow Macdonaldarrow
Transportation arrow Railways arrow Companies arrow Crows Nest Pass Railwayarrow
Industry arrow Construction arrow Railwayarrow
Cities arrow Palmer's Bar arrow Governance arrow Mayorsarrow

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