140 years ago
july 27, 1879
Dr. Rogers’ fine new business block nears completion. The doctor will occupy the south room with a drug store.
Ira Moore, son of “Lank” Moore, is living here again with his family. Ira has the distinction of being the first individual born in Marion County, which event occurred May 7, 1862.
The beautiful plat of ground south and southeast of the school house will soon be laid off into lots. It will be a handsome place for residences and no doubt will give impetus to growth in that part of town.
Messrs. Buchanan and Shambaugh have moved into their new home, the nice residence recently purchased of Judge Peters.
We understand that Corbett & Bown are preparing to erect a fine business building on the corner of Main and Fourth streets, opposite the Bank of Marion Centre. It is a fine location and we shall be glad to see that corner adorned with a nice building and occupied by this enterprising firm.
“Jim Town” is what the boys call the “new settlement” out in the suburbs where Bob Baker, Fred Lewis and Jack Griffith have located.
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