Where have all the businesses gone? Late 1950s

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

Kennedy Grocery

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”)

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