B. N. DOW is a native of New England, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1864. He secured a practical education
at the high school of Lawrence, with a finishing course at Cannon's Commercial College. Owing to impaired health
and the rigors of the eastern climate, he was obliged to give up business, and in 1885 came to California, seeking
relief from his ailments in the softer breezes and perpetual sunshine of this coast.
After his arrival in California Mr. Dow traveled over the southern part of the State in search of a desirable location,
finally deciding upon Tulare as a place for wise investment. He purchased a ranch of 540 acres on Tule river, six
miles south of Tulare, which was partially improved, and which he is converting into a garden spot with beautiful
grounds and broad avenues. He takes great pride in the improvement of his property, and is making this place one
of the most attractive in the country; is setting it to vines and fruits, with the idea of ultimately getting it
all in fruit. He is also greatly interested in horses, keeping about sixty fine grade mares and a thoroughbred
Norman stallion, and breeding for draft purposes. He purchased 250 acres of land on Elk Bayou, which is well studded
with oak timber, and which he uses for pasture.
In the fall of 1890 Mr. Dow purchased a choice residence on the corner of Tulare and E streets, the house having
been built by Fred Woodward. It is complete in all its appointments, and is surrounded by well kept grounds. Here
Mr. Dow will henceforth make his home, with daily trips to his ranch in looking after his interests there. He has
other well improved town property, does a loaning business, and is ever on the lookout for investments.
Mr. Dow is a member of Subordinate Lodge, Encampment and Patriarch Militant of I. O. O. F.
It is appropriate to add, in conclusion, that he has been restored to robust health by the "glorious climate
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
The Lewis Publishing Company
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