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L. T. Anderson
Among the manufacturing institution of Carroll should be
enumerated the harness factory of L. T. Anderson. He has been in the
harness business here since the early days of the city. He started in a
small way but as the years went by his reputation as a maker of harness
increased the demand for his goods until it has grown into one of the leading
enterprises in the city. His factory and store is located on west 5th
street where the visitor will find an assortment of harness and saddles that
will surprise him. His wholesale trade extends over a large portion of the
state and is rapidly increasing . He employs several men in his harness
factory the year around. the secret of Mr. Anderson's success is the
superior finish and quality of the article he offers for sale.
For the past four years the duties of the office of treasurer of
Carroll county has been discharged by this gentleman. He is a native of
Germany being born in Hanover in 1848. At the age of fifteen he enlisted
as a sailor at Emden. He followed the mast for seven years when in 1870 he
enlisted in the Marine service where he served for three years on a Man-of-War
that coasted in European waters. He served in the Franco Persian war.
In 1873 his mother died leaving him an orphan his father having
died when he was six years old. Having no further ties to hold him he came
to this country in 1859 locating in Carroll county, In 1880 he engaged in
the drug business at Breda under the firm name of Albertson & Co.
In 1881 he was nominated by the Democrats and elected by the
people to the office of treasurer and re-elected in 1893.
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