Waterport produce business also offered “Good Coal”

Posted 25 May 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

WATERPORT – In this picture from a photographic post card we see a view of the railroad crossing at Waterport in 1911.

The produce business of George D. Thompson is most prominent. Painted in large letters we see “Apples, Beans and Wheat Wholesale & Commission.” On the side of the building facing the tracks is painted: “The Home of Good Coal.”

In the center of our photo is a flagman’s shanty at this RR crossing with two men sitting by it.