Businesses of yesterday, pp. 185-218
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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