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The Montpelier Examiner, November 19, 1909


Building Telephone Line Supervisor Shell of Caribou Forest Reserve is here this week looking after business in connection with the reserve.  Mr. Shell informed an Examiner representative that the Forest Service is now constructing a telephone line from Montpelier to Gray's Lake, a distance of about five miles.  Two crews of about 10 men each are at work on the line and they hope to have it completed to the Blackfoot Stock Co's ranch before winter sets in.  Next season the line will be extended from the aforesaid ranch up Lane's Creek to Wayan and out to Lyon, on the South Fork of the Snake River, a total distance of 100 miles from here.  Phones will be installed at each forest ranger's station along the line, which will also be connected with central office in Montpelier.

The ditch from Raymond Creek to the Desert claim of Mrs. T M Mumford is about completed and the water is running in its full length.

Ovid; S Tunks, who had a hard tussle with typhoid fever, has recovered and returned to work at the sugar factory.

Fish Haven: Norman, the little son of Sam Winterbottom, had a very severe attack of croup last Sunday night and for some time his recovery was very doubtful, but he is now improving.

Two of Carl Timerick's children are down with typhoid fever.

Cokeville: The new bank of Cokeville opened its doors for business last Monday morning.

St Charles: John Mattson was over from St Charles last Monday.  He reported that his son, Leo, who had a long siege with typhoid fever, was not able to be about the house and is rapidly regaining strength.


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