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In 1916, Commerce Mining and Royalty company decided to move their supply house from the Turkey Fat mine near Commerce to a more central location and enlarge their inventory.  A much larger warehouse was built on the John Beaver land, just west of Cardin.  In 1925, a blacksmith shop and steel sharpening plant were added.

CM&R was bought out by Eagle-Picher in 1938 and this became their main offices and warehouse.

See also Power Plant