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Big Spring in Howard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The J. & W. Fisher Company

 
 
The J. & W. Fisher Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. The J. & W. Fisher Company Marker
Inscription.  In 1881, as Big Spring was being established, Joseph Fisher (1845-1906), born in Austria, opened a general store in a tent. William (1855-1932), a brother, joined him in 1883. They had a trade territory as large as four New England states. Their free delivery pushcart doubled at times as the city hearse. The firm served as the first local bank, sometimes open until 2:00 a.m., to cash paychecks. The Fishers aided farmers and ranchers, often carrying debtors for years. Their generosity benefited fraternal orders, schools, and churches. The store was closed in 1941.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5359.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 32° 15.23′ N, 101° 28.669′ W. Marker is in Big Spring, Texas, in Howard County. Marker is on South Main Street south of West 1st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 South Main Street, Big Spring TX 79720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
The J. & W. Fisher Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. The J. & W. Fisher Company Marker
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of this marker. Big Spring Hardware Company (within shouting distance of this marker); A Historical Big Spring Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); The Seventh Earl of Aylesford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Settles Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank in Big Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Thomas Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Spring.
 
The J. & W. Fisher Company image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. The J. & W. Fisher Company
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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