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Bartlett update for February 1909.

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Bartlett update for February 1909.

Posted: 1332963128000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Harris, Hopkins, Johnson, Rector, Aitken, Connor, Eyler
THE FREMONT COUNTY HERALD. February 19, 1909. "A SHORT STAY IN BARTLETT". -- Friday of last week ye reporter in company with Sheriff T. C. Harris, took a drive to Bartlett. It was our first trip to that place for some time, yet the village put on the same appearance as in days of yore when we taught school there.

Some of the folks who lived there then have moved away to try their fortunes elsewhere. However the majority of those we then knew are still residents of the village and community and are interested in the same vocations of life as they pursued in those times. It is a great pleasure to meet them and talk of bygone days.

Hopkins & Johnson are the north side merchants and their place of business seemed to be prosperous. C. H. Harris, the banker and general merchant, gave us that old time welcome and passed his friendship our way. Thornton is the postmaster and keeps a general stock of merchandise and by the way he conducts the only barbershop in town. Fred Rector is the rural carrier and his route give a large number of persons the advantage of daily mail. Rev. Chas. Aitken discussed the church and Sunday school work as progressing in spite of some very hindering circumstances. He has just been elected Sunday school superintendent of the King school two miles east of that place. Bruce Connor is hotel keeper, liveryman and drayman. He contemplates moving to a farm in the spring. William Eyler is the blacksmith and carpenter of the village.

Bartlett has some advantages over other points along the K. C. rairoad and the interests of these should not go by default. Unfortunately, the crops of that vicinity have suffered greatly for the past five years from high water, but this season may be an exception and the tiller of the soil will once more take his place with the bond holder.

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