History of Greene County, Indiana

Chapter 34

Store Houses

In early times, there were only a few store houses at Terre Haute, and but one at Bloomfield, and then William Smith established a small store just in the east edge of the prairie where Worthington now stands. Wickliff Wines sold dry goods at Linton, and there was a small store at Fairplay.

We have the names of many of the old road wagoners, who hauled dry goods from Louisville, Kentucky, to supply all of the olden-time storehouses. Among the old wagoners, we will name Warner Davis, Philip Shintaffer, Adam Stropes, Elias Crance, Thomas Stalcup, Elias Dayhoff, William Dayhoff, George R. Taylor, William Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, John Davis, Robert Bratton, William Merris, James Merris, Elijah Cumpton and Howard Crance.