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Billiard Parlors: Lusk Billiard Parlor

Lusk Herald, January 31, 1919

Billiard Parlor Changes Hands

Hancock & Land are the new proprietors of the Lusk Billiard Parlor, having purchased the business from R.E. Porter last week.  Mr. Hancock has been operating a barber shop in the same room for some time past and has put in up-to-date fixtures, added another chair and has generally improved the shop.  The new proprietors will run a first class place, carrying a full line of cigars, tobaccos and candies.  They are doing a good business now, their pool tables are busy all the time and the barbers are going steady.


The Lusk Standard, February 21, 1919

Hancock & Land, proprietors of the Lusk Billiard Parlor, have installed a neat soda fountain in the front part of their hall. Several new electric light fixtures have been put in recently which add much to the attractiveness of the place. New newel posts will be installed at the corners of the railing enclosing the barber shop and many other improvements are contemplated.

The Lusk Herald, May 16, 1919

Pool Hall Building Collapses Saturday

Saturday morning about 10:30 the building occupied by the Hancock & Land pool hall caved in with a crash. Practically without warning to the occupants the north wall fell in and the roof followed in short order. Just a moment before the crash the plaster fell from the ceiling and the few customers who happened to be in at the time made a dash for the door and barely escaped.


The Lusk Standard, May 30, 1919


It just took Hancock and Lamb two days over two weeks to establish themselves in their new temporary building on 2nd and Elm Streets. Now the pool and billiard players are making up for lost time, for ever since the unexpected collapse of the Melburn building two weeks ago last Saturday Lusk has been without a pool hall.

The opening of the new pool hall and cigar store took place last Monday night and altho not as spacious as their old stand has seven large new tables installed. A full line of cigars and tobacco are handled as well as the wholesale business in connection.

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