Blowers, L. N, of Sumpter.

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Record 175/2101
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Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description Blowers, L. N, of Sumpter. "SUMPTER MERCANTILE & WAREHOUSE COMPANY. Was incorporated October 30, 1897, by E. S. Blowers, E. W. Copner, Chas. Early, and L. N. Blowers, with a capital stock of $20,000.00, for the purpose of carrying on a general merchandise business, making a specialty of supplying the mines, in the close proximity of which Sumpter lies. L. N. Blowers, the president of the company, was born in Buchanan county, Iowa, April 18, 1867, but at an early age moved with his father to Minnesota, where he received his education in the public schools. In 1890 he moved to Hood River, Oregon, where his father and himself bought out the general merchandise stock of E. L. Smith, which business they operated until October 20, 1897. In December, 1895, Mr. Blowers was elected mayor of Hood River on the Republican ticket, and served his term of two years with credit to himself and to Hood River. He has also been very active in National Guard affairs, having been Lieutenant of Co. D, 3rd Regiment. He has lately been honored in being elected mayor of the newly incorporated city of Sumpter. A. S. and L. N. Blowers have lately acquired the interest of the other incorporators, and are now sole owners of the business."
Source: p. 27, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.519
Place Sumpter
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