D.C. and F.R. Dowell, living at Elgin at the time, saw the opportunity the Tuckerman Station could bring and built the first store nearby. The post office was established in 1884 and Tuckerman was beginning to grow. By 1889, the population had grown to 150. The town now had a post office, three general stores, two groceries, two drugstores, two blacksmiths, a wood shop, a hotel, two boarding houses, a school house, a church and two saw-mills. The town continued to grow installing gas and water mains in the 30's along with asphalt being put down on Highway 67. Population grew to about 2000 and has fluctuated in that area for many years since.
As with many cities and small towns alike these days, there is not a lot of business in Tuckerman these days. The railroad quit stopping many years ago, businesses closed down and the one block main street of Tuckerman is just a sad shadow of what used to be. I have many memories of this little town and it will always be a special place for me.