Source: North Manchester Journal, January 12, 1888
Ulrey Brothers, of the Valley Planing Mill have bought the vacant lot at the intersection of Walnut and Main stgreets, known as the American house corner. They propose building on it in the spring. With this building up the plat formerly covered by the old American House will be occupied by four as fine business rooms as can be found in the county. Price paid $2,500.
Source: Wabash County Directory for 1894, Display Ad:
ULREY, HARTER & CO., Manufacturers of and Dealers in all
Hard and Soft Wood Lumber. PLANING MILL.
Also a full line of Builders' Materials, LIME, CEMENT, &c.
Office and Factory, North Manchester
Branch yard, Fairmount, Indiana.
Source: North Manchester Journal, June 9, 1898
Aaron A. Ulrey came home last week from Humphrey, Ark., where he has been for the past two or three months looking after a large saw mill and tract of timber land that the firm of Ulrey, Harter & Co. bought there last winter. The mill is a large one equipped with all modern machinery and with it is a tract of 1,800 acres of good timber land. They now have about twenty men at work on the mill and expect to increase the force considerably in a short time. Mr. Ulrey says the country around that place, which is twenty-five miles north of Pine Bluff, is rich and productive, but is very poorly improved. The natives are not an enterprising or progressive set of people, who are apparently satisfied with very little of this world's goods and comforts and as a rule a few acres of ground produces all they want. The result is that although the country has been settled for sixty years or over there is a vast amount of good timber in it except immediately along the railroads. The firm will undoubtedly make a good thing out of its Arkansas land.
Source: North Manchester Journal, November 3, 1898
An Arkansas Traveler.
Bart Krisher and wife, who have been in Arkansas for the past nine months, came home Monday. Bart went to Humphrey last January to work in the big saw mill of Ulrey, Harter & Co., and has been in their employ ever since. The mill shut down a few weeks ago on account of lack of logs to keep it running, the wet season having set in and prevents log hauling. Bart is not stuck on Arkansas a little bit and says it is nearly a hundred years behind the times. N------, fleas, sand flies and other pests are too thick for him. Bart says that George Crill and family, Will Bonner and W.H. Lesh, Manchester people who are at Humphrey, are getting along as well as the surrounds will permit but none of them are in love with the country yet. The mill employed about sixteen hands when running in full force, ten of whom were negroes, and a very large amount of lumber was cut out.