Named for James G
Blaine (1830-1893), an American Statesman.
Established 5 March 1885.
Omaha: J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1890, by J. M. Wolfe & Co,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.
Brewster, the county seat of Blaine county, is beautifully situated in the North Loup valley and near the center of the county. A stage line connects the town with Dunning, about 12 miles southwest on the B. & M. R. R., the nearest railway point at present. However, a branch of the B. & M. R. R. is projected from Arcadia. Although but a new town, Brewster has made considerable progress. There are a Baptist and a Methodist church, two good printing offices and newspapers -- the Blaine County News and the Blaine County Democrat -- two banks, a hotel, a feed mill, a nursery and various other business concerns, etc., which have laid a good foundation for the future prosperity of the town. The population is 200.
Aikens C W, atty. Albright E J, drugs, notary. Albright John, genl mdse. Blaine County Democrat, H W Raver editor. Blaine County News, Wm F Brewster pub. Brewster Geo W, real estate. Cole G F Rev, pastor M E church. Dailey John, barber. Dailey & Thresher, real estate. Drew Geo E, genl mdse, postmaster. Drew G E Mrs, millinery. Erickson P C, ins, notary. Erickson & Slachman, agl implts. First Bank of Brewster, Charles Nicolai pres, A P Cully vice-pres, D W King cashier. Fulton L M, professor of music. Hodges W R Rev, pastor of M E church. Hollopeter Ezra, feed mill. Howell F L, hardware. International Bank, L H Harris pres, P C Erickson cashier. Irwin W S, phys. Long James, nursery. Lyons M C, genl mdse. McIntyre A, carpenter. Oldham E D Mrs, prop St Charles Hotel. Palmer R H, phys. Raver H W, editor Baline County Democrat, harnessmaker. Reed R A, contractor and builder. Ritchey W S, drugs. St Charles Hotel, E D Oldham prop. Schlasman A H, agl implts. Shambart I D, atty. Sturdevant Ira, blacksmith, justice. Swengle Saml, hardware, groceries. Thomas Bros., livery. Thresher W E, pub Blaine County News. Welch M B, atty.Dunning, a post office in the southwestern part of Blaine county, 20 miles from Brewster, the county seat, on the G. I. & W. C., a branch of the B. & M. R. R. Population, 100.
Conway John, postmaster. Dierks Bros, F Manger mgr, lumber. Dunning R O, live stock. Hansberry Albert, drugs. Harris L H, genl mdse, hotel, livery. Judson Harry, sta, tell and ex agt. Manderville John, justice. Mauck J R, blacksmith. Tobin Bros & Conway, genl mdse.Purdum, a post office located in the northwestern part of Blaine county, 25 miles from Brewster, the county seat. It is situated near the North Loup river, in an exceedingly productive valley. Population, 25.
Bivens L K, blacksmith. Brown Frank, genl mdse. Brown J D, postmaster. Cox, C W, drugs. Cox E M, justice. Gardner J W, atty. Heifler J B, agl implts.Halsey, a station in the western part of Blaine county on the G. I. & W. C. branch of the B. & M. R. R., 49 miles west of Broken Bow and about 20 miles west of Brewster, the county seat. Population, 25.
Lyman D W, postmaster, sta, tel and ex agt. Phillips A J, genl mdse.Linscott, a post office in the southern part of Blaine county, about 15 miles from Brewster. It is a flag station of the Newcastle line of the B. & M. R. R., 31 miles northwest from Broken Bow. Population, 15.
Lowe Chas J, postmaster.Hawley, a post office and station in the extreme western part of Blaine county, on the Grand Island and Black Hills branch of the B. & M. R. R. It is eight miles west of Dunning.
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