MARCIA PHILBRICK and SUSAN STAFFORD produced this selection.

At the Other End of the Bridge

Dodge City Times

Thursday, March 18, 1886

page 4, column 4

Editor Times:

     Did you know there is a flourishing addition to Dodge on the south side of the river? Come over on some Sunday afternoon and see the raipdity with which improvements are going up. Come over on some pleasant evening and see the teams and farmers laying in supplies at our stores.

     The south side has always been a favorite stopping place for farmers and will become still more so now that our stores are beginning to lay in stocks to meet their needs.

     Large additional stocks of goods and several new stores are on their way from the east, and will be opened up by our merchants soon. See the list: Crawford's store will still supply the groceries, Groberty & Miller are expecting large quantities of feed and flour as soon as they can make better storage arrangements. Dr. McKinney will soon move his drugs into the elegant building he has just erected across the street. Tabor Bros. are expecting their stock of clothing and dry goods with which to fill their new and commodious rooms. McKinney & Co., will very soon open a complete line of hardware in the new block. The Breaking Plow Company are just starting their fires, and are making the best ploy invented. Mr. white is repairing guns and revolvers and guns. Miller's restaurant is well supplied with boarders. Our blacksmith has more work than he can do. The two lumber yards of McGeary Bros. and Jno Ross are daily sending out loads of lumber in every direction. Add to this the fine hotel and livery stable, and almost every want of our patrons is met. The office of Dr. Rose will be in the front room of McKinney's block over the drug store. He is an obliging gentleman and a skillful practitioner. Mr. White has just returned from a short trip east. The freighters will rejoice when our bridge is widened enough for teams to pass. It is very monotonous to be compelled to wait half an hour while the almost endless line of teams cross the bridge going south. Mr. Owen will move one of his tonsorial rooms from the north side to his lot adjoining McGeary's lumber yard. Then we will not have to go across for a shave or hair cut.

     Our granger friends tell us that if we could only get a post office and a coal yard they would never cross the river. They know where they can buy cheap and be well treated.

     Mr. Blackledge, our builder and contractor, has moved his shop into the Plow Co's factory for the present.

     We need not newspaper. for the TIMES will answer for both sides of the river.


Contributed by Marcia Philbrick.

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