Fort Smith's Business' List 

Submitted by Deborah Musgrove

The Elevator
Fort Smith, Arkansas
26 August 1887

FORT SMITH HAS:
Gas
Ice factory
Water works
three banks
Electirc lights
Street railways
canning factory
Fruit evaporator
Incandescent lights
2 iron foundries
Several lumber mills
One carriage factory
4 wagon factories
Numerous brik yards
Galvanied iron works
Steam sausage factory
2 steam brick machines
2 large furniture factories
Largest cotton seed oil mill in the south
2 large cotton yards and warehouses
3 extensive lumber yards and several smaller ones
3 railroads and 2 more to be completed at once
The U.S. Court, the largest criminal court in the world
4 fine public school buildings and the largest school found in the south
Various and sundry other enterprises and establishments too numerous to mention