In 1905, when this postcard was made, South Mountain had a population of 400. James Murdock was the baker; J.H. and J.N. Barkley, John Gilroy and J.A. Hunter were blacksmiths; E. Foster the butcher; Dr. George Stacey; the general stores were operated by M.J. Christie, J.W. Ellis and Martin Kavanagh; Mrs. K. Ellis ran the grocery; J.A. Storey operated the hotel; F. Phillips was the jeweler; Joseph Locke ran the planning mill, Abraham Ellis made shoes and D. Clelland acted as postmaster and grocer.
[Source: Cornwall Community Museum]