4 It was located on the old Military highway and contained the following places of business: three stores, two hotels, two blacksmith shops, a harness making shop, a wagon factory, a post office, drug store and five saloons. Although Pokerville was a very lively place nearly a century ago it is today a farming community with no trace of its former activity.
Many stories are told of the wild times that were had there but with all the whiskey drinking and gambling no one recalls any brawls of fighting that ended tragically.
[ (?]The miners traded lead ore for drinks and for groceries. The lead was of high percentage and the business people often dealth with lead ore instead of currency.[ )?]