Creston Rebounds from Fire in 1919

(09/23/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/4/1919 and 12/25/1919.

On With Creston

12/4/1919
It is reported that a new wharf-boat will be put in at Creston in the next few days.  It is also rumored that the Dana Co., wholesale grocers of Parkersburg, will establish a branch house at that point with a large stock both for wholesale and retail trade.  It is furthermore reported that a company Parkersburgers is being organized for the purpose of buying the steamer Louise which plied the Creston-Parkersburg trade for years and putting her back in the Little Kanawha.

From all of the above it would seem that the wave of progress which has recently struck Grantsville has extended on to our smaller sister city of Creston.

On with Creston.

12/25/1919
The Dana Co., wholesale grocers of Parkersburg, advised us that it is not their intention to carry a retail line in their proposed branch at Creston, mention of which was made some time ago by the Chronicle, but they do expect to put in a wholesale branch for the convenience of their customers in this section.


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