McAlester, OK J.J. McAlester 1889
There is a Store in No.McAlester,OK still standing an OPEN that started about 1897.
The first one in town. Some of the family still live there.
" J.J.McAlester Merchantile"
My Grand Pa, Drury R. Dedmon had the second one, "Dedmon's Groceries & Hardware",
4 Saloons and Blacksmiths an Hotel south of it. Their gone now !
Grand Pa Henry Condry & Henry London had one in Haywood, OK. 17 miles west of McAlester.