B. Barer And Sons Founded by my Great Grandfather, B. Barer (above with my Great Grandmother) and his brother Ike. On the corner of 4th and Rose, it began as an animal hide purchasing outlet, evolving to scrap salvage, structural steel, and industrial gases. Began in the early 20th century, it was run by 4 generations of the family, sold to Oxarc in 2000
2. Ben Hunt Mfg A manufacturing company located in the Eastgate, one of B. Barer And Sons biggest customers, if not the biggest, it was not unusual for the company to do two or three large deliveries in a single day. It began as a blacksmith company making horseshoes and what not, evolved into a metal construction factory known for truck bumpers.
3. Derby Electric Great place to buy a color TV. Located on Main and Spokane, it became Radio Shack.
4, Chances R Owned by the same family that owned Wades, sold clothing that was cool in the 70s.
5. The Liberty The only indoor theatre in town, movies would show months after their release, annoying the locals. Although it's architecture was spectacular, it was musty and less then pleasant on the inside. It was owned by a Seattle firm during it's heyday