Pacific Coast Business Directory

State of Oregon - La Grande, Union County

La Grande, Union County, PO, incorporated city, and County seat, 85 miles south east of Umatilla, and 350 east of Salem, is on the stage and overland road from the navigable waters of the Columbia at Umatilla, to the mining districts of Eastern Oregon, Idaho and to the Pacific Railroad in the Valley of Salt Lake. The city is on Grande Ronde River, in the center of the valley of that name, and is surrounded by a large area of some of the best agricultural land of the world. The valley has an elevation of about 2,500 feet, is a vast basin of from twenty to thirty miles in diameter, surrounded by high hills or spurs of the Blue Mountains, and is fertile and healthy. Union, Forest Grove, Warm Springs, and Orodell, are flourishing towns of the valley. La Grande is well built, maintains an academy and other schools, to which the Blue Mountain University, in course of construction, will soon be added, and several churches, flouring mill, and other institutions pertaining to a prosperous city. It is the seat of a United States Land Office, and also a State Land Office, both of which do a large business. One newspaper, the Mountain Sentinel, is published weekly.
Ackley B, blacksmith
Alberson S, stone mason
Anderson G F, watch maker and jeweler
BAER LEOPOLD, agent Wells, Fargo & Co
Barker & Lichtenthaler, attorneys at law
Biggers G W, physician
Boskowitz & Company general merchandise
Carter J L, teacher
Chenoweth K J, carpenter
Chenoweth R J Mrs., milliner
Clark J P, general merchandise
Coggan George, livery stable
Cramblit & Biggers, drugs and medicines
Crowder J J, billiard saloon
Dickey J, wagon maker
Dray A, tailor
Ellsworth S, attorney at law
Foster & Webb, butchers
Glover H B, harness and saddlery
Heins H K Rev, clergyman (Meth)
Hopper J, stoves, and tinware
Hulsey J B, physician
Huntington A C, cabinet maker
Jaycox ____ Miss, teacher
Jones Joel, shoe maker
Kinsey & Crandel, painters
McCOMAS & STEVENS, proprietors Mountain Sentinel
McComas & Weathers, livery stable
McDonald James, blacksmith
McWhirter & Palmer, lumber manufacturers
Patterson B P, postmaster, and general merchandise
Robinson G W, shoe maker
Slater J H, attorney at law
SOMMER & BAER, general merchandise
Sowder Samuel, cabinet maker
Steavens J P, billiard saloon
Stephens Clara Mrs., hotel
Strong D B. dentist
Strong & Cram, hotel
Thompson J B, cabinet maker
Wilds F, cooper
Wilkinson J R, carpenter and builder

Pacific Coast Business Directory | Oregon Territory Index

Oregon Directory and Gazetteer

Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875.

 

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