JH Carter Hardware Store

Late 1800 Businesses in Waukee – Part 2

In reading old records of this era, the last 1800’s, this was by far the best growth period for the town of Waukee. Here is an interesting account of a tour of Waukee written by a reporter, taken from a newspaper of April 15, 1891. “First, I dropped into J. R. Morrison’s Grain...
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JH Carter

Late 1800 Businesses in Waukee – Part 1

The following is a list of the businesses in Waukee in the late 1800’s (1870’s, 1880’s and 1890’s). As you will observe from the large number of business houses, it was considered a “boom town” exhibiting great promise for further growth and expansion. General Stores: A.T....
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South Side of Triangle

Businesses of the Early 1900s

General Stores: E. G. Crispin & Duncan (1900-1928), S. C. Brumfields; (G. E. Little had a jewelry store inside the Brumfield General Store) Garages: Kinney & Grosscup Auto Co. (Dodge Cars) Groceries: I. A. Kenyon Physicians: George T. McMahon; Dr. Alfred Price...
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Interesting Advertisements from the Waukee Ledger in the early 1900’s

Get your Plymoth Rock setting eggs at MacManus, 15 eggs for 50 cents. Farmers – Get wise to the fact that I not only carry in stock, Single Harness, but sell the to those in need of same. If your harness needs oiling, I handle the Oil. If you are in need of anything in this line,...
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