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Early Businessmen

Many enterprising merchants opened saloons and prospered during Wilkeson’s early days. Above, two men identified only as Angeline and Wilson opened a saloon and billiards hall next to the Carlson Hotel. They later moved their business farther down the street. Such ventures were popular in the mining town, which was home to 13 bars in 1910. - Photo courtesy Wilkeson Historical Society
Many enterprising merchants opened saloons and prospered during Wilkeson’s early days. Above, two men identified only as Angeline and Wilson opened a saloon and billiards hall next to the Carlson Hotel. They later moved their business farther down the street. Such ventures were popular in the mining town, which was home to 13 bars in 1910.
— image credit: Photo courtesy Wilkeson Historical Society

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