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 Lakeport, Lake County California

Lakeport, Lake County, PO and county seat, is pleasantly situated on the west bank of Clear Lake. The place is reached from San Francisco via Calistoga, thence by stage sixty-five miles, over which route a tri-weekly mail is carried. It is also connected by stage and mail with Cloverdale, in Sonoma County.

The lands of the valley and surrounding hills contributory to Lakeport are well adapted to agriculture and grazing, furnishing a constant and increasing resource; but the distance from market and the absence of railroad communication, are great drawbacks to the producers.

The developments of quicksilver mining in Lake County has added greatly to the business of the county seat. Steamers ply upon the lake, having a profitable business in carrying freight and in the pleasure excursions of tourists who visit this pleasant resort seeking health and pleasure, boating, fishing, and duck shooting on the lake, and deer, bear and quail shooting in the hills.

One newspaper, the Lake County Bee, is published weekly.

Alter Isaac, silk grower
Baccus J B, proprietor Lake County Bee
Bank of Lake, F D Tunis, Cashier
Barry Edward, contractor and carpenter
Barton Ogle Rev, clergyman
Bruton J J Rev, clergyman
Carley S Mrs, milliner and dress maker
Chapman S V, hotel.
Cohn & Charmak, general merchandise
Cook & McConathy, general merchandise
Compton H N, wagon maker
Cooper C A, principal Lakeport Academy
Crawford Woods, attorney at law
Crumpton H J, physician
Downes J S, physician
Eakles J C, liquor saloon
Farmers' Saving Bank, J W Mackall, cashier
Greene W W, hotel
Gully W T Rev, clergyman
Hammack R J, livery stable
Hildreth H, superintendent Borax Works
Kennedy R, contractor and justice of the pence
Knowlton C V, painter
Lake County Bee, J B Baccus, proprietor
Lakeport Flouring Mill, J D Adams, superintendent
League J N, general merchandise
Levy A, general merchandise
Mackall J W, druggist
Mantz John, tinsmith
Martin George T, postmaster, agent Wells, Fargo & Company, insurance agent, books, stationery and furniture
McCarty A P, attorney at law and notary public
Morton AV D, attorney at law
Murray W E, clergyman and saddler
Noyce J H, watch maker
Noel A E, attorney at law
Parrish James, blacksmith
Paul E M, attorney at law
Richards John, barber
Simmons L G, liquor saloon
Slotterbeck Charles, gunsmith
Welch S K, attorney at law
Willey E Mrs, restaurant
Williams William, boots and shoes

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875

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