Building the Bull River Road. Mandy Maynard (woman in center), S. S. Brown(teamster) and Charlie Maynard (with dark horse) are in this scene. Courtesy 'Granny' and Pauline Gordon collection.
- John Erickson, improvement on real estate, $50.
- Wm. Foster, $25.
- Gutherie and Tooey Bros, Noxon, were increased from $4,950 to $10,000. After explanation from their representatives, the $10,000 valuation was reduced to $6,250, increasing their assessment in the sum of $1,300.
- Montana Lumber Company was assessed for adding 500 acres of stump land at $2.50 per acre ($l,250) and 140 acres of lst class timber at $6 per acre ($840.) This was down from the original assessment of $1,280.
- Joe Wagner of Noxon also was upped $50 on his real estate.
- Railroad land was valued at $1 per acre. An assessment for $24.55 for NPRR land was removed.
"I thought they were darker but these [beaver] here are just as dark," he said. "They cost $300. It cost $125 each to freight them in. You had to have tanks; beaver can't go to the toilet unless he has water. I had them several years then I accidentally killed the female. I accidentally trapped her in a live trap and the flood came up on the creek that night and drowned her. I never got track of the old fella."
- $135 to sawyers and filers
- $90 for engineers
- $80 for blacksmith, scaler, bookkeeper and pole chute foreman
- $70 to setters and firemen
- $65 for lumber graders and cooks serving 20 men, ($80 for 21 or more men)
- $55 to carriage riders, turn down men, edgermen, cutoff men, teamsters in logging camps (4 horses), loaders and deckers, saw filers in the woods and blacksmith helper
- $45 for tail sawyers and common laborers.
- Nine hours constituted a river driver's day; his pay, $3.50 a day with overtime at 40 cents an hour. Board and room were deducted from the wages.
Donlan and Moderie Mill at Heron, Montana. Circa early 1900s. courtesy Georgia Knott MacSpadden collection.
"Those lots will make the best town site in Florida," he said, trying unsuccessfully to drum up interest.
Frank Berray driving Huffman's oxen team to haul groceries
from NPRR depot to Buck' Store.
"Ten of the drivers took the outfit through in two bateaux, successfully 'shooting' the gorge. Between 20 and 30 tons of dynamite were used in dislodging the jam. Although there were several narrow escapes the river men succeeded in breaking the jam without loss of life.
"Dutch Henry had a narrow escape. He was the last to leave the log jam when it passed into the rapids and when he tried to get ashore he was too late. He got on a rock and his companions succeeded in getting a line to him and rescued him from his perilous perch."
- Sanders County Independent Ledger, February 28, 1918.
- Sanders County Independent Ledger, March 14, 1918.