John H. Clark, one of Bourse’s most substantial citizens, was born in Canada in 1845, where he remained until his 19th year. Coming then to Colorado, he was engaged in freighting with ox teams from St. Joe to Denver, before the advent of the railroad. In 1875 he moved to Arizona, and resumed his old business, but later took a contract for grading on the A. & P. R. R., at The Needles. He later spent some little time in California, also in British Columbia In September, 1885, he came to Baker County, and acted as manager for the Oregon Gold Mining Co., for two years. He then came to Cracker, now known as Bourne, and with but short intervals has remained here since, engaging in the general merchandise business for a year in McEwan, also ran a hotel at Parker’s Station for two years. In June, 1895, he opened his present resort, where the finest wines, liquors and cigars are dispensed to his many patrons. His place is conducted on broad principles. He is ever ready to please, and the result is he has hosts of friends.
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