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depot became the center of all activities with supplies, settlers and
arriving on the train. The railroad brought much business to the
When the railroad men moved into town, Fred Bartz, a settler in 1886,
and boarded them in his home. Each man paid $4 a month and kept as many
as 40 men at one time.
Baldwin moved his store
location next to the depot, building a fine structure of brick in 1898.
His new general store would also serve as the post office. When Baldwin
built the store, he arranged for enough extra bricks so that Thomas
could build a barber shop next door.
line with these two buildings,
was another store operated by Bill Carlson who sold shoes and ran an
cream parlor. Herbert Baldwin, Harry's brother, started another general
store on the opposite side of the depot. His business was located in
building formerly occupied by the Pendleton and Gilkey Office, Baldwin
ran the store until 1922 when it was taken over by Thomas Rasmussen,
added an addition on the south side.
Baldwin's store and Thomas
Rasmussen's barber shop. Built between 1900-1903, both of these
still are in use today.
continued to grow with
the many loggers moving into the area. Young men came to work in the
camps for a living and many choose to marry and settle here, or
with their families in later years.
Street in Mountain during
laeeine camn in the Mountain
area in the late 1800's.