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Antonio Polet

This young man is a merchant of Nome, and while his business may not be so extensive as some of the larger concerns, it is conducted on lines that some day will place him in the position of a merchant of prominence.

He is a native of Calabria, Italy, and was born April 29, 1881, and went to America with his parents in 1892, locating in Seattle. When he was fifteen years old he began his business career, his first venture being the purchase of a cigar store with money that he had earned and saved following the trade of a boot-black. By close application to business and economy he added to his little store of wealth. Realizing the need of a better commercial education he disposed of his business and took a course in Wilson's Modern Business College. After graduating he came to Nome in 1900 with a stock of groceries, and in partnership with Frank Aquino established the Snake River Grocery.

In the fall of 1900 Mr. Polet bought his partner's interest and is now the sole proprietor of the business. I know this young man and I admire the pluck and courage by which he has attained his present position. He is honest, and his business methods are of the kind that will lead him on to greater success.  


Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.



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