Liberty Station

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Griffith's Corner and Post Office Street Scene of Griffith's,and Post Office Lythia Water Station, Sanders, 1916

Lithia water (above, right) is defined as a type of mineral water characterized by the presence of lithium salts (as lithium carbonate or lithium chloride). Natural lithia mineral spring waters are rare, and there are few commercially bottled lithia water products.

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Sanders Tobacco
    Godman's Confectionery. On the back, its says “Glenn Munro, Fred Schubert. Made Sanders our headquarters selling books in Gallatin - Owen - Carrolton [sic] & Boone Counties during summer Vacation, 1916.”     Oney's Clover Farm Store, 1972


Sanders, Kentucky Parker's Reds

Gooch's Celebrated Mexican Remedies

D. B. Parker, from a late 1800's Warsaw Independent, advertises his Rhode Island Red chickens


Eagle Valley Roller Mill

Fred and Joe's Shell
From a Facebook post by Jamey Cobb


Eagle Valley Roller Mill

Eagle Valley Roller Mill
From a Facebook post by Jamey Cobb


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Sanders Deposit Bank. A little background
 on the bank is here.  (pdf)
Sanders Agency of the Sparta
Sanders State Bank
c. 1973

Building and Loan is chartered in Sanders in 1891.

“ C. W. Powell, a young farmer near Sherman [Grant County] and the son of Harrison Powell of Sherman, has been elected the first cashier of the newly organized Sanders Deposit Bank; has excellent character and habits.” from the Williamstown Courier, September 29, 1904


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Happy New Year, from the Sanders Deposit Bank, 1910
 This is the front and back of the same postcard

“The Sanders Deposit Bank formally opened for business Monday under very favorable auspices, considering the size of the town and the wealth of the environing community.  The deposits on this day amounted to $16,169.00.  The stock was all paid in at 40 per cent call.  W. T. S. Blackburn, cashier of the First National Bank at Dry Ridge, assisted cashier Chas. Wesley Powell, and the day's business was dispatched in an excellent manner, and to the satisfaction of all concerned.” from the Warsaw Independent, October 29, 1904.

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The news, from Sanders, when it was still named Liberty Station.
Night Riders burn out a tobacco barn in Sanders, here, and a more detailed version here. History of the Sanders Christian Church  is here, and Sanders Baptist is here.
“Almost the entire business section of Sanders was destroyed by fire last Sunday morning.  The fire was discovered in the general store of Vallandingham Bros., a frame building which burned quickly and before the alarm could be given, the blaze had a good start. The men and boys of the town worked hard to save the adjoining property, but as the houses in the business section were all of wood, their efforts were in vain.  The loss is estimated at $25,000, with about $9,000 insurance.”  from the Owenton News Herald, March 14, 1907. “Williams & Co., Sanders, Ky.: 'Business would be good if we could but get the goods to sell.  We have considerable trouble getting goods we have ordered from the manufacturers on account of the delayed shipments.  We are in the market for wheat bran and mixed feeds.  Commercial feeds are moving well.  We sell for cash and credit.'”  from the February, 1918 issue of Flour & Seed
Grasshills and Lewis Sanders (a member of the family the town  of Sanders was named after)  are discussed in an article from  Madison's RoundAbout, here. 1899 - 1900 US presidential candidate William Jennings  Bryan's train stopped in  Sanders.  Here is the text of the  speech he gave to a crowd of 2,500 or so.
A few words on the Sanders Family, Grass Hills, and the fact that Sanders used to be in Gallatin County, here. “The Misses Lewellyn who have bought the millinery business of Mrs. L. R. Williams have moved the same to rooms on the second floor of the R. Ellis storeroom [ in Sanders].“   from the Warsaw Independent, September 24, 1904
“We have received the first number of the Eagle Valley Journal, a clean-looking , well-edited Democratic Journal, weekly published at Liberty station, Carroll county, by Mr. Ed. C. Wright.” Courier-Journal, October 1, 1873 The 1914 L&N Shippers' Guide had this description of Sanders.
“The Warsaw News says: There is a notice at the court-house door, signed by several citizens of Liberty Station, giving notification to the citizens of Gallatin county, that the signers would apply to the legislature at the next session to effect a removal of a portion of Gallatin county, throwing it into Carroll.” Courier-Journal, August 31, 1871 “R. M. Renaker, bookkeeper at the Sanders loose leaf warehouse spent last Sunday here with his family. The house had a sale Monday, when about 60,000 pounds of tobacco were sold. The market there is gradually getting better and as the tobacco is in better condition to put on sale, though a small percentage of the crop has yet been prepared for market. The Sanders market has sold more tobacco than Owenton and Glencoe combined, and yet is has not sold enough to care for expenses of the season.” from the Boone County Recorder, February 7, 1918
“Sanders, Ky.  Lucien Rice, a rural mail carrier, created a panic here. He ran  through the streets with his revolver, chasing all the people indoors.  A party of citizens rushed upon him and succeeded in disarming him.  It is supposed  that he is temporarily insane.”  from the Owenton New Herald, August, 29, 1907. “The people of Liberty Station, on the Short-Line R. R., have, in a formal meeting, named the place Dixie.  The Owen News says Dixie bids fair to be the largest place along the Short-Line road.” -  from the Covington Journal, February 4, 1871
“Liberty Station [an earlier name of Sanders], on the Louisville, Cincinnati, and Lexington railroad, where a few years ago nature and the woods held sway, today presents a changed appearance.  Quite a number of houses have been erected, streets regularly laid out, and everything pertaining to the village is indicative of its future growth and prosperity.  Mr. McDaniels proposes building a fine hotel, exhibiting a spirit of energy and enterprise, the example in building to be followed up by other citizens in the town.  There are several springs of Sulphur water contiguous to the Station, and as a proof of its medicinal qualities, large quantities shipped daily to Louisville and Cincinnati.”  June 4, 1870, Carrollton Democrat

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