|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/3/1921.
Big Lot Sale Attracts Notice
Surveyors of the Bowman Realty Co., of Huntington, arrived here last
week and are busy cutting up the T.R. Stump farm, across the river from
this place, into a town building lots which well be sold at a big public
sale to be held on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19. This
farm was recently purchased by B.G. Stump, Ira Hardman and R.P. Mollohan,
who realizing the need for more building sites to meet the rapid growth
of the town, decided to cut the tract up into town lots and put the same
on the market.
The sale promises to attract quite a large crowd to Grantsville providing
the weather and roads stay fit. It has been liberally advertised
in all sections and an enormous crowd is expected. The phenomenal
increase in value of lots sold some time ago in South Grantsville and at
Arnoldsburg has started an itch to invest in town lots that is very contagious,
and we have no doubt that many an old pocket-book will be drawn out from
under the mattresses and their contents invested in good, growing-in-value
real estate. The completion of the new high school next year, the
growing oil and gas development, the coming of hard surfaced roads, all
a few of the factors that will help to make Grantsville the best town in
the valley. In a year or two it will be no bad thing to have around
the house - title deed to a few choice corner lots in the Stump addition.
A first class road is being built from the South end of the bridge through
the development and later on a bridge connecting the new addition with
the lower end of town will be built.
A feature of the sale that must not be overlooked is the aeroplane and
its daring master which will maneuver on the sale days. This will
be the first opportunity many of us have had to see this attraction and
it will undoubtedly bring hundreds into the sale.