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J M DAVIS MERCANTILE CO.
Minneapolis, MN.
1890-1918
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OASG has a brief history. Business began around 1890 with a wholesale and retail dealership and a saloon. By 1915, Joseph M Davis had added the "Mercantile Co." title to his establishment and was in the mail order business.

Read more about this company in the following article:
Ulysses S. Grant. His Whiskey History, by Jack Sullivan

The company used the brand names:
"Bon Bon Rye", "Gateway", "Georgie", "J. M. D.", "Josephine", "Knight's Pride", "Mount Curve Rye", "Old 89 May Dew", "Old Union", "Pussey Foot Gin", "Queen Quality", "Rocker Rye", "Sheridan", "Sheridan Rye", "Silver Pitcher", and "United States Reserve."

Business name timeline:
J M Davis Mercantile Co.

Address timeline:
107 Washington Ave N (1890-1899), 114 N 2 nd (1892-1901), 106-108 N 2 nd (1902-1918)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
V-W/R, W (1895)


Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Minneapolis directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Directories consulted:
1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Minneapolis directory notes:
D = Distillers, V-W/R = Wines & Liquors, Wholesale & Retail, W = Whiskeys, Wholesale (1895), V-W = Wine & Liquors, Wholesale (1896). 1897 and 1900 are missing the Wines & Liquor categories. No listings for 1903. No distillers for 1904, 1905, nothing for 1908

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