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Advertisement from the November 9, 1886, Herald. Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald

CROTTY AND KEENAN. Located at 559 Main, this company offered a suit of clothes for each home run scored by the local baseball team. The business was operated long before 1911, when Mr Keenan's death in South Dakota was mentioned in the newspaper.