F.A. McKinney's

Crowley County Directory

1911-1912

Ordway

This information was transcribed by Jay Bond. Rural addresses follow the city addresses.

Ordway, the home of the "Pink Meat" Cantaloupe, and the County Seat of Crowley County, is the best town on the Missouri Pacific between Pueblo and the state line. It has two banks, two newspapers, three hotels, miles of cement sidewalks and good stores and business houses. It has an electric light plant and ice plant, and the town owns a good water system. Alfalfa, beans, fruit, cantaloupes and sugar beets are probably the biggest crops grown in this district. In the district tributary to Ordway is some of the finest land in the Arkansas Valley and the population of both the town and the district is growing rapidly as new settlers come in from the less favored East. There is a rural route delivered from this postoffice. Local and long distance telephone service over the lines of the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co. (formerly the Colorado Telephone Co.) The population of this town is approximately 1,000. Postmaster M.E. Bashor.

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