The Saint Louis directory for the years 1854-5 :

Tent, Tarpaulin and Wagon Cover Manufactory.

Robert Linford & Co. ,
manufacture all kinds of
California, Oregon, Salt Lake, Santa Fe & Military
tents and wagon covers,
A large supply always on hand, and made to order at the lowest cash prices, at
60 commercial street, corner of olive street,
St. Louis, Mo.

N. B.—Two hundred largest size new tarpaulins to hire.