Bridgman’s Furniture was first established in Poteau in 1896. The original building was located on what is now Broadway. In addition to supplying furniture to the region, Robert S. Bridgman also ran the Poteau Journal.
For over one hundred years, the Bridgman family has remained a solid pillar of Poteau’s success. Since that time, the Bridgman family has been integral in the development of Poteau.
In addition to being newspapermen, the family has also served in such positions as mayor, fire chief, and on the board of education. Through it all, their drive and passion for our community has been paramount.