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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Businesses of yesterday,   pp. 185-218


Page 190

Bever's Little Wonder Store
Art Bever ran the Bever's
Store and Commercial Hotel. It
is uncertain when it started but
prior to being used as the store
the building was the Klemme
Saloon. It was located across
from Klemme Feeds.
In 1920 the building was
remodeled. The business con-
sisted of a hotel, grocery and
provision store, and an ice cream
parlor. The lobby of the hotel
also had a bar room.
The business was discon-
tinued when they moved to
Marshfield about 1929.
The Bever's had six chil-
dren when they lived in Strat-
ford. Marion, Arlene, Ralph,
Gordon, Mark and Lucille.
Inside the store. Maggie Bever, Arthur Bever, Gilbert Nelson and Bertha Nelson
(Mother & Father of Maggie), and Arlene Bever.
Bar of the Commercial Hotel
Soda Fountain Photos courtesy of LuAnn Rebman, daughter of Ralph Bever.


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