Bradford & Company, Denver

By midsummer 1859, Majors and Waddell were convinced that there was something substantial about the Pike’s Peak business after all. Together with Russell they formed a partnership with Robert B. Bradford, a relative of Waddell, known as R. B. Bradford & Company, to open a store in Denver. Bradford was to operate it and receive one third of the profits. The goods were furnished by Russell, Majors and Waddell.