Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
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"Mosier Trading Company, Mosier, Oregon"
Includes ... Mosier ... Mosier Trading Company ...
Image, 2009, Mosier, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mosier Trading Company building, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken June 27, 2009.


Mosier ...
The small community of Mosier is located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River at River Mile (RM) 175.
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Mosier Trading Company ...
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In 1905 ...

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HISTORICAL Newspaper image, Mosier Trading Company, Mosier, Oregon. Image from Hood River Glacier, September 7, 1905, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspaper Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2016.


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Mosier Trading Company building, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken October 4, 2017.
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Mosier Trading Company building, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken October 4, 2017.
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Mosier Trading Company building, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken October 4, 2017.
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Mosier Trading Company building, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken October 4, 2017.
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Mosier Trading Company building, Mosier, Oregon. Image taken October 4, 2017.


Two Stores

  • 1892 ... Holmes Mercantile (incorporated)
    • sold to R.A. Powers
    • 1896, sold to Alexander Stewart

  • 1896 ... Mosier Mercantile (incorporated)
    • ??? to Lewis & Mosier
    • 1904, D.H. Barrie, Mosier Trading Co.


In 1892 ...
"Articles of incorporation of the Holmes Mercantile company were filed in the office of the county clerk to-day. The object is to conduct a general mercantile buisiness at Mosier, capital stock $12,000, divided into shares of $10 each, and the management will be under S.M. Holmes and F.L. Holmes, of Tacoma, Wash."


Source:    "The Dalles Times-Mountaineer", May 21, 1892, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.

In 1892 ...
The Town of Mosier

"Twenty-seven acres of ground, immediately back of the Mosier depot has been laid off for a town site. It comprises seventeen blocks with some fractional blocks, in lots 50x100 feet each. The Holmes Mercantile Co., are now constructing a building for the accomodation of a general merchandise store. A fruit dryer will be erected by the same company in time to handle the present season's fruit. The Holmes company expect to be ready for business by the first of June."


Source:    "The Dalles Daily Chronicle", May 24, 1892, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.


In 1896 ...
"Articles of incorporation were filed with the county clerk today by the Mosier Mercantile Co. This is a concern formed to carry on a general merchandise business at Mosier -- to erect buildings, buy and sell real estate and do whatever else is necessary to the proper conducting of a country store. Amos Root, R.E. Hardwick and George Sellinger are the incorporators, the capital stock being $2000, divided into shares of $10 each. With the opening of the silica mines at Mosier and the starting of a new store, our neighboring hamlet is in a fair way to boom."


Source:    "The Dalles Weekly Chronicle", February 1, 1896, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.

In 1896 ...
"Mr. A. Stewart, the gentleman who has bought Mr. Power's mercantile business at Mosier, is an experienced business man, a congenial gentleman, and one in every way suited to please his customers in and about Mosier."


Source:    "The Dalles Times-Mountaineer", May 16, 1896, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.

In 1904 ...
"D.H. Barrie has opened a store in the building formerly occupied by Lewis & Mosier in the same line. He reports business good.

Alexander Stewart is the leading merchant and has his store near the station. it is a veritable department store, and if he hasn't got what you want he can order it for you.

Miss Dollie Mosier keeps hotel in the Mosier mansion, where the traveler is welcomed and well cared for. Her brother, Mr. Lewis, keeps a barn for the accommodation of the traveler's team.

Jeff Mosier, who recently sold his ranch, is owner of the town site and will plat the same and sell lots and blocks. Houses for rent will no doubt be built, and then Mosier may be expected to take on city airs. There is no prettier spot in Oregon for a village than the town site of Mosier."


Source:    "The Hood River Glacier", April 7, 1904, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.


In 1904 ...
Mosier Trading Co.
D.H. Barrie, Mgr.
(Successors to Lewis & Mosier.)
GENERAL MERCHANDISE and
CORDWOOD.

Mosier, . . . OREGON.


Source:    "The Hood River Glacier", June 16, 1904, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.


In 1905 ...
CONDUCTS GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORE

"Alexander Stewart, the leading merchant of the town of Mosier, went there nine years ago, when he purchased the merchandising establishment conducted by R.A. Powers. Mr. Stewart is a successful business man in every sense of the word, and is popular in the community in which he lives. His store would be a credit to towns many times the size of Mosier. Therein can be found anything from drugs to hardware. He carries everything in the machinery and implement line except threshers. He would carry these in stock if the Mosier valley produced grain instead of fruits. ...

The merchandising establishment conducted by Mr. Stewart was opened at Mosier a number of years ago by the Holmes Mercantile Co., which firm sold out to R.A. Powers, who in 1896, disposed of his stock to Mr. Stewart."


Source:    "The Hood River Glacier", September 7, 1905, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.


In 1906 ...
For Sale. -- At Mosier, Oregon, a general store. Only two stores in this thrifty burg. The trade of this valley is easily $50,000 per annum. A live man with ready money can divide this trade. Widow desires to sell. Address Mosier Trading Co., Mosier, Ore., or J.H. Heilbronner & Co., Hood, River, Ore."


Source:    "The Hood River Glacier", July 5, 1906, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017.



From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, October 29, 1805 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    See Mosier;    Plus:
  • Oregon Historic Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2017;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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