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New boy in town

A notice in Alabama’s Choctaw News of Nov. 19, 1879 recorded the move a local man had recently made to Ennis from Butler, Ala. His name was E. J. “Jeff” Bruister who had just built a “two story frame business house” on E. Main St., a store offering general merchandise that was set to open Dec. 1. The Choctaw News quoted a paragraph from an early Ennis newspaper, called the Ennis Review, which claimed Bruister was making a name for himself in the growing town which then had a population of 2,500. Bruister’s new store, according to the Ennis Review, adjoined the thriving Hancock’s Grocery on E. Main. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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