The following article was obtained from The People's  Reveille, 1906

The Hill City Bottling Works and Star Bakery

     Scarcely an industry in Hill City can boost of so rapid development as can the Hill City Bottling Works. Their straight forward business methods coupled with their knowledge of their business has made a demand for their goods that is indeed gratifying.

     This factory began business two months ago and is now selling 25 cases of pop per day, which speaks for the quality of the goods. They make all flavors, having a capacity of 100 cases a day and supplying the trade of neighboring towns. We predict that this business will continue to grow rapidly as a natural result of the high grade of goods that they are producing.

Hill City Bottling Works & Star Bakery

     In connection with this pop factory is the Star Bakery and confectionery. Large quantities of palatable bread, pies, and cakes are baked there and the finest line of candies in the city are found in their cases.

     As the demand was great, a lunch counter was put in, which department, the proprietors intend to enlarge soon.

     The middle of June, an ice cream parlor, will be added to the establishment. Here are found the most select and popular brands of cigars, smoking and chewing tobacco. Davis & Downs, the proprietors deserve great credit for establishing a business of this high order in Hill City, and is deserving of the support and encouragement of the populace.

     Mr. Davis is a native of Missouri where he was married, but lived in Colorado Springs, twelve years prior to his coming to Hill City last April. Though comparatively new here, he has by his genial and courteous manner won for himself a lot of friends.

© 1997 Graham County Historical Society

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