Richard Wyatt going across the levee North of Henrietta on a ferry pulled by horses to his farm where Mrs. Wyatt was. This was taken a foot of hill just out of town. The fringe of trees in the distance marks the slough. This was taken after the water had receded considerably, as you can see by the drift on the fence at left.
From back of photo, "The Bellevue News, August 12, 1971. Taken 51 years ago, these men owned, or operated businesses in Bellevue following the reconstruction of the city after a tornado completely destroyed the city on April 26, 1906. They are, front row: M.J. White, druggist; Alva Weeks, county employee; Fate Walters, barber; a Mr. Hood, druggist; W.C. Boner, newspaper editor; Bill Spradling, taylor [sic]; Blake Powers, rancher; L.S. Wright, merchant; Dave Williams, shoe repairman; and Sam Johnson, blacksmith. Second row: unidentified; John Hannon, barber; Presbyterian minister; Baptist pastor; Frank Manning, merchant; a Mr. Cadenhead, retired; W.F. Wright, merchant; John Hampton, lumber yard; Silvester Karsteter, insurance agent; a Mr. Ayres, dry goods; J. A. Spradling, grocer; Marvin Wright, rancher; Joe Johnson, delivery man; and Elmer Gaught, furniture dealer. Third row: O.J. Owens, farmer; Murray Johnson, delivery man; W.A. Johnson, blacksmith; A.W. Melton, hardware dealer; Jess Gowan, farmer; Joe Ford, farmer; L.S. Spivey, hardware dealer; George Wright, merchant; Van Dishman, owner of a flour mill; Scott McConnell, grocer; L.B. Moore, banker; N.T. Gaines, banker; Dr. L.F. Crook; Joe White, dairyman; Walter Mount (living), banker; a Mr. Bass, hotel owner; George Welch (living), banker; and J.A. Phelps, farmer. (photo courtesy of Mrs. George Wright)"
Postmaster Sheridan Baker Householder sits in a chair in his den behind the Byers post office. He was postmaster fronm 1914-1918. The room has a small potbelly stove for heat, a safe with the door ajar, and decoratrive wallpaper in the walls and ceilings.
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