Bradley today has little more than a handful of businesses. It was not always so, however. The following is a list, in more or less alphabetical order, of Bradley area businesses (and library) who purchased advertisements in either the 1957, 1958, or 1959 Bradley High School yearbooks, approximately 50 years ago.
Allen Bros. Construction and Equipment Company
Allen’s Pan-Am Service Station
Baker Bros. Service & Supply
The Bank of Bradley
BAM’s (near the Red River Baptist Church)
W. E. Barker, Cotton Buyer
Betty’s Beauty Shop
Bradley Confectionery (Vesta Powell)
Bradley Drug Store
Bradley Grain Elevator
Bradley Public Library (Mrs. G. D. Milloway)
Cochran Hardware Co.
Cochran Implement Co.
Coker Hardware Co.
W. E. Copeland & Sons (Canfield)
Lee Crabtree’s Store (Gin City)
Crain & Rogers, Distributor of Magnolia Petroleum Products and L P Gases
Crain’s Beauty Shop
W. P. Cryer Groceries & Dry Goods (Gin City)
J. M. Drake’s General Merchandise
Edwards Company Department Store (“Your 40 years Patronage has proved that highest quality merchandise at lowest possible prices makes for holding old customers and winning new.”)
Edwards Hardware Co.
E. & W. Service Center
Farmers Cooperative Gin Company of Bradley
Hamner Implement Co.
Hamner Mercantile Co.
Jones Plumbing & Electrical Company
Logan Seed Company
Mac’s Dry Cleaners (Ray McKenzie)
Mrs. Margaret R. Meek, Agent, Fire & Casualty Insurance
Moncus Grocery (Canfield)
Orville M. Odom, Crop Duster
A. W. Owens Barber Shop
Planter’s Gin Company
Tom’s Shoe Shop
The Town & Country Beauty Shop
Tyler’s Service Station
Smith’s Cafe (“Five Hamburgers To Go”—$1”)