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Ellis Transfer Co. wagon

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Record 393/2197
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Collection McCord
Photographer Parker
Date of photo 1910-1915
Description Ellis Transfer Co. wagon with a load of cars in front of his business (located behind the photographer on the north side of Court St. between Main and 1st.)
William T. "Dollar Bill" Ellis was the owner. Note that the horse collar has Ellis' initials "W. T. E." And the rig at the far left of the photo has "Ellis Transfer" on the back.

Other businesses:
Pantatorium
Guns & Repair
On On & Co. Dry Goods (Leong Kie, mgr., 1918 Court, also his residence and that of Leong Wa.)

News article about On On & Co. store. Baker City Herald, 2-27-1906. Headline; "On On Robbed"
Subhead: "Burglars Make Good Haul By Breaking into Court Street Store"
"They broke into the On On notions store on Court St. Sunday night. Stole $15 from cash drawer and $85 in gold from a trunk of an employee who sleeps in the store. No employee was there. Itís believed they were in Chinatown with their Celestial friends and that the burglars knew it, so the thieves were probably not white but residents of Chinatown."
Object ID 1981.1.154
Place Court, 1900, south
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