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Archer & Gunn Mercantile
Archer & Gunn Mercantile

Archer & Gunn Mercantile

Archer & Gunn Mercantile (A&GM), Olney’s newest business to open, sells mostly hunting supplies and is a great fit for Olney and the surrounding area. Owner operator Reid Miller says, “The idea to open the mercantile happened organically. We have a group in town who are making improvements to Olney and we were able to obtain this building and started shooting ideas around, talking to some guys in town and talking with Sammy Livingston, who had some ideas on this sort of stuff and helped get it launched.”

Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma
Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma

Black History Month: Keeping up the Pace from Olney to Oklahoma

Shortly after the Civil War ended, African-American baseball players played the first public baseball game between all African-American teams. This in turn opened the door to form more than 200 African-American teams throughout the U.S., according to a PBS documentary. In some cases, African-American players were integrated with white players, but Jim Crow laws coupled with racism prevented them from benefiting from maximum exposure and playtime. Eventually, the Negro League was started and began to disband in the late 1940s when the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson.

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213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374


Phone: (940) 564-5558

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