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1889

The two most flourishing industries in Fort Payne now are keeping boarders and dealing in real estate.  Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, April 11, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Work has been commenced on the foundation of the furnace. The plant will be located in the old Jackson place, just south of the mill branch, about a mile from town – [Fort Payne Journal] Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, May 9, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

At Fort Payne, the Methodists are going to erect a $4,000 church.  Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, July 4, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

An ice factory is under course of construction at Fort PayneSource: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, July 4, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

New Stove works have been started up at Fort Payne working seventy-five hands.   Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, October 10, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

The Davis Oil Company has been organized at Fort PayneSource: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, November 21, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

A Congregational Church has been organized at Fort PayneSource: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, December 26, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

The Lime Company at Fort Payne will double its capacity.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, December 26, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1890

Fort Payne is to have a large hardware manufacturing company from Connecticut. The company employs 300 hands. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 2, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

A syndicate has been formed at Fort Payne, composed of Jere Haralson, John Dobbs, and others for the purpose of purchasing sixty lots in Attalla.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 23, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

Fort Payne is to have a basket factory and 40,000 butter dishes will be turned out daily.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, February 6, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

Work will begin on the Bay State furnace at Ft. Payne at an early day. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, March 20, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

At Ft. Payne ground has been broken for the Bay state furnace.  Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, May 8, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1891

The United States Express Company has made arrangements for a free delivery system in Fort Payne. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 8, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

The miners have gone back to work for the Fort Payne Coke & Coal Company by an amicable agreement to reduce prices.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 8, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

 At Fort Payne the Journal Publishing Company has been organized with a full corps of editors and directors.  E. A. McHan is the vice president and general manger.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 22, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Fort Payne rolling mill will be held in that city on January 29th, beginning at 10 o’clock.  The stockholders will elect a board of directors to serve for the ensuing year.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 22, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

The Rescue fire company of Fort Payne was organized in that city last Friday night.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, February 19, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Mr. Pierce, of Lincolnville, Me., has contracted to erect a co-operage plant at Pendleton’s Mill at Fort Payne. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, February 19, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

A Sulpher Springs Hotel near Fort Payne is open on April 13thSource: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, April 2, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

At Fort Payne Mr. A. D. Jewett, who has been serving as secretary and treasurer of the fire brick works, has resigned and will go to Georgia, where he has a position awaiting him.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 4, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

The Fort Payne basket factory burned last week.  Loss about $18,000. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, July 30, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

Fort Payne is a ‘booming” young city of east Alabama.  During the past year many great industries have going up – in air, but last week a considerable manufacturing establishment went up in smoke.  It was a basket factory valued at $70,000 and was completely destroyed by fire. Editor Vernon, of the herald thinks it will soon be rebuilt and running again.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, August 6, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

The Stoddard Carr Line Company of Fort Payne is now shipping 1,000 barrels of lime weekly to New Orleans.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, September 3, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

The Stove Works at Fort Payne are running full time and shipping stoves to fill fall orders.  This plant has demonstrated its ability to run and make money.   Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, November 5, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 

At Fort Payne, it is reported that there are good reasons to expect the Builder’s Hardware plant will soon start operations  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, December 3, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


 

1892

The grocery store of H. B. Brock & Co., and Thomas Nichols Plumbing Company shops were burned at Fort Payne.  Insurance on stock of groceries $3,000;  $600 on building. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 7, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

The Fort Payne stove works has started up again. A. D. Jewett has been elected treasurer, S. A. Rogers is foreman, and Frank Stapleton has charge of the mounting room.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, March 24, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

A special from Boston, Mass states the at President Rice, of the Fort Payne Coal and Iron Company at Fort Payne Ala, the other day received a telegram that W. R. Sheldon of Fort Payne had been appointed receiver of the company on application of the minority bondholders……Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, August 18, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Mr. C. O. Godfrey has returned from a very successful trip through the New England states, where he secured needed money to purchase the assets of the Bank of Fort Payne now closed, and it is understood that the Fort Payne Bank will be organized at an early date with such assets and subscriptions.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, September 29, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

W. K. Sheldon has been appointed permanent receiver for the Fort Payne Coal & Iron Company.   Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, October 6, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1893

The Fort Payne Journal wants the idle industries of that place which are in the hands of a receiver closed out so they may be put in operation.   Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, May 4, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1895

FORT PAYNE HAS A FIRE - The Carr Lime Works at Fort Payne, were destroyed by fire Friday night……….. Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL, October 17, 1895 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


 

1897

 

TO DEVELOP KNOLIN DEPOSITS

Maj. C. O. Godfrey of Fort Payne has secured a settlement of the litigation over the old kaolin mine at Eureka, and backed by New York capitalists, will develop the kaolin deposits therein on an extensive scale.  A large force of men is at work in the old mine.  This is said to be the richest and most extensive kaolin deposit in the state.  Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL, September 16, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney 


1908

 

BRICK PLANT OPENING

The Ladd fire brick plant has begun operations at Fort Payne and is turning out at present a high grade red brick which will be used for the building of the DeKalb county high school at that place. Quite a large force of hands are now employed, and as the plant enlarges more will be added.  Later on this company intends making fire brick and building brick of all kind. This plant has been run very been out of operation for ht last few years.  Source: Marion County Republican, Marion County AL, October 6, 1908 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney 


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