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Newton Porter

Birth place or City of origin: Independence
State of origin: MO
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Newton Porter of the N Porter Saddlery
Newton was born in Independence, MO, and set up the first saddle shop in Taylor, Texas around 1875. Abilene, Texas and Everett, Washington were other stops before Porter finally settled in Phoenix in 1895. Fine craftsmanship and high integrity coupled with Porter’s adaptability to changing styles and buyers’ preferences made Porters of Phoenix one of the premier saddle makers in the Southwest. A comprehensive mail-order catalogue and thousands of vacationing tourists, succumbing to the lure of the state’s fabled past, contributed to the Porter reputation.


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