George W. Dart is one of John Day’s most honored citizens. He is operating a large general merchandise establishment there, and through courteous and fair treatment has gained the esteem of the entire community.
Born in Maryland in 1858, he came to Canyon City, Oregon. In 1879, and was engaged in mining and stock rising until 1883. Moving then to John Day he became engaged in merchandising first under the firm name of Haptonstall & Dart, and later with Phil. Metschan, F. C. Sels and J. H. Blake as Haptonstall, Dart & Co.
In 1890, in connection with C. E. Porter, he conducted the establishment of Part & Porter, but buying his partner out in June, 1897, has conducted the business alone since.
His stock is it well selected one, embracing a general line of supplies adapted to the wants of both the miner and stockman. His aim has been to serve the public with good goods at a living profit.