Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Jourdanton A Coming Metropolis

Jourdanton although it is a town only five months old now, for amount of business conducted and number of inhabitants bid fair to become the metropolis of that great region lying south of San Antonio, west of Corpus Christi and East of El Paso. It has already a bank with a capitalization of $50,ooo, a cotton gin, five general merchandise and produce stores, two dry goods stores, two hotels, two lumber yards, a telephone system, several butcher shops, a school house, a newspaper, and a tin shop, an ice company and an electric light and water company. The three later concerns have just been organized and will shortly erect their plants.

Jourdanton today presents a scene of animation. On all sides one hears the din of building operations and the clang of the carpenters hammer as temporary frame dwellings are erected along with permanent ones. Among the dwellings now being erected is a $6,000 residence which is being built by E.M.Tom, within two blocks of the Artesian Belt railroad depot.

Taken from The Great New Country, Sunny Southwest Texas, Jourdanton Land Company 1909

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