Town eyes new business
This story was originally printed in the June 28, 1907 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald, brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin in Encampment – “Preserving History – Serving the Community.”
The building of a creamery in Encampment is now beyond the prospect state and is assured for the immediate future.
We understand it is to be a stock company with a capital of $5,000, which will, probably be increased later. Fifty shares with a par value of $100 each constitute the present capital stock, and this has been over-subscribed already.
The company that puts in the machinery has a man on the ground ready to begin work on the building as soon as the site has been decided upon.
Not less than 200 cows have been pledged, and this will amply secure immediate success. Something like $3,000 was subscribed by businessmen of the town and the balance by ranchmen.
To many, this may seem a small thing. To us, it marks an epoch in the development of this country. Our agricultural resources are so great that anything like their complete development means a most prosperous community and a many times increased population. The businessmen of the town who have made this enterprise possible are to be commended for their public spirit. To the ranchman and farmer it means direct and immediate benefit. To the dweller in town the benefit comes, but more slowly and less directly, and there are many who are too nearsighted to see the vast results for good, which always come from these industries.
We congratulate the district on the character of the men who make these things possible.