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Description: Java Becoming Quite a Town. CARSONDate: January 24 1901
Newspaper published in: Aberdeen, SD
J. A. CARSON and his daughter, Miss Alice CARSON, of Java, are spent Saturday in Aberdeen, being guests at the Askew House. Mr. CARSON is townsite agent at Java, which is located on the extension, twelve miles west of Bowdle and eight miles this side of Selby. He reports that the town, which was started November 24th, now contains three general stores, a lumber yard, blacksmith shop, hotel, two liveries, a meat market, a billiard hall and saloon, and a total of about twenty-eight buildings. He also reports plenty of good water in wells dug on the townsite.