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.