Griswold, John B.

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Record 202/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description John B. Griswold. "The subject of this sketch was born in White Hall, New York, in 1857. At the age of 21he moved to Baker City and until 1884 clerked for several different mercantile firms here. He then opened a harness shop, and from time to time has added new lines until to-day he is carrying one of the largest stocks in the state. To enumerate the various articles carried would take more space than we have in this volume, but we can condense it by truthfully saying that the intending purchaser can find there anything from a needle to a threshing machine. In clothing, boots and shoes, dry goods and furnishing goods we find his stock to be one of unusual merit, and in groceries his line is not even second to that of an exclusive grocery house. In harness and saddles, he carries an unusually heavy stock, this department being under the management of M. W. Ryland. an experienced mechanic. He is sole agent for he celebrated Studebaker wagon, the name of which speaks for itself. He is a very heavy buyer and shipper of grain, which he stores in his warehouse, and also handles from two to four thousand cords of wood a year. That Mr. Griswold is a man of enterprise and has faith in the future of our town is shown by he fact of his having lately erected the Sagamore Hotel, which is considered one of he leading hotels of Eastern Oregon."
Source: p. 22, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
(In 1959 the hotel, called Central Hotel then, was razed to make room for a parking lot. Today it is the parking lot for Ace Hardware.)
Object ID 1980.1.563
Place Baker City
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: Credit Baker County Library, Baker City, Oregon

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