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H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker
Inscription. In 1896, Harry Bennett Mitchell (1875-1945) assumed the reins of his late father's hardware business. At age 21 he began to build an enterprise that would span more than four decades and make him one of Emlenton's most prosperous merchants. In addition to hardware and farming equipment, "H.B." became involved in oil well supplies and the Wick Wire Co., a national manufacturer of heavy wire cable used in oil well production. In 1902, Harry Graham, a future brother-in-law, entered the hardware business and later became a partner. Mitchell's business interests included finance (he served as president or vice-president of several area banks) and highway construction supplies.
 
Erected by Oil Heritage Region.
 
Location. 41° 10.636′ N, 79° 42.508′ W. Marker is in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emlenton PA 16373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Bennett - Premier Entrepeneur (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs (a few steps from this marker); The Crawford Family
H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker
lower left photo
(within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian (within shouting distance of this marker); Emlenton At Leisure (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Education - A Local Priority (about 400 feet away); West Main Street Development (about 400 feet away); The Emlenton Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emlenton.
 
More about this marker. Marker is behind glass, moisture makes it hard to read
 
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H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
3. H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker
lower center photo
Early 1900's - Hardware interior. Mitchell in back and brothers-in-law Graham and Lovell.
H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
4. H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker
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H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
5. H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
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