The J. & W. Fisher Company

The J. & W. Fisher Company (HM1MH4)

Location: Big Spring, TX 79720 Howard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 15.23', W 101° 28.669'

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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.
HM NumberHM1MH4
Marker Number5359
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 266572 N 3571266
Decimal Degrees32.25383333, -101.47781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.23', W 101° 28.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 13.8" N, 101° 28' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 S Main St, Big Spring TX 79720, US
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