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porated in 1910, with W. S. Bish as president. Mr. Bish is also manager of the factory. It occupies a building erected for the purpose and especially designed with a view to convenience and economy. Its dimensions are 200 feet by 150 feet with a boiler and engine room added. The proprietors claim that it is the best factory of the kind in the United States. The product is much sought after and is shipped to all parts of the country. The factory has four kilns with room for more if necessary. The average number of employes is sixty-five.
W. H. Snyder is proprietor of a lumber yard, planing mill and sash and door factory. He employs an average force of sixteen men. He is proprietor also of a grain mill and elevator and a cement block factory. In all these lines he carries on a flourishing business.
W. A. Perkins has a sawmill and handle factory in which he manufactures and deals in hardwood lumber of all kinds. He employs twelve men.
W. F. Johnston & Son have an up-to-date and well equipped elevator and deal extensively in grain and coal.
All the ordinary lines of mercantile business are represented in Carey. The dry goods, grocery, drug, clothing, hardware, furniture and notion and jewelry stores are equal in every respect to the similar establishments of our sister cities. The city is supplied with banks, has a newspaper and job printing office and her hotel is one of the best in Northwestern Ohio.
Carey is up to the times in the way of school privileges, with two commodious and well equipped buildings. A diploma from the high school entitles one to admission to the freshman class of the State University without examination. A. J. Nowlan is the efficient superintendent of schools. Besides the public schools there is a flourishing parochial school in connection with the Catholic church.
Of fraternal organizations there is a plentiful supply. The Masons have a Blue Lodge and Chapter. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Modern Woodmen, Grand Army of the Republic, Eastern Star, Pythian Sisters and Rebekahs are all represented by large and flourishing organizations.
Five of the religious organizations of the country are represented. They are the United Brethren, United Evangelical,