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Oconto County, Wisconsin
Mountain Memories
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owned by otha statler and there provided a place of learning for the children of the settlers who would come to live in that area. The Boulder Lake area is presently in the Town of Doty, the township formed in 1922, separating from the Town of Armstrong, and was named after the first elected Chairman to serve this newly formed local government, Mr. S.W. Doty. North of Mountain, scattered along the North Branch of the Oconto River came the families of Fred culver, Thomas Grimmer. Anton champagne, S. Collins, Charles Cramer, H. Ramsdell, Fred Nelson, and Charles Hall. Elmer Grindle carries his name today. The Settlement of the Towns to Fred Bartz owned much of the land our present day townsite is situated upon. His hone etill stands as part of the Royce Northern Enterprise establishment on the east aide of Highway 32/M. Mountain's first ectiool stood near his home, a log cabin structure which had been part of an old logging camp which occupied this site long before Mountain was to become settled by our pioneering families. A.C. Frost, H.M. Baldwin, Charles Dunlop, Fred Clark, George ElKay, Frank Boetcher, B.W. Goggins, Adolph Elkey, and E.E. Wicks were some of the first bo acquire the lands on which the townsite was to te built in the coming years. A.C. Frost's hone is now the residence of the Ray townsite in 1901. His lots and measurements laying out a town on 40 acres of land, made the Depot and Railway the center point. Before building his home now known as Crooked Lake, where he went into the sheep raising business with E.H. Gilkey and built a sold out his partnership in the sheep raising business and soon traveled to Florida, where he established a town named Dania. He returned to Mountain in 1911 and was quickly voted in as Chairman for the Town of Armstrong. He then stayed for three years before Landowners adjacent to the towns!he wi Adolph Saffran, Sever Anderson, Marinus Larsen, Lars stromberg, and Jacob Coleman Soren Frost homesteader his 180 acres of land to the west of the town, receiving his land grant in 1856 as signed by President Grover Cleveland. the railway of tin f:lu.,.. came through Mountain a itiub. All along the lines of the railway were areas now bustling with activity as the 'landing1 filled with hardwoods from the forests. B.W. Goggin's saMidll, H.M. Baldwin's newly completed General Merchandise Store and Post Office, the action House ot the Railway Company, Swen Olson's Saloon, the Depot, Doc French's residence, tile Matt Savage Pioneer Saloon, and the home of A. C. Frost can all be seen in the above picture. Mountain continued to grow to the west with Sever And the residential area to expand upon in 1904. Horsedrawn sleighs then carried loads of logs in this landing aces, and a 'Jamner', a type of crane vith large poles mounted to a platform on runners, aided the men with the task of loading railway can Those wece truly the days when 'horse power* meant exactly that, for horses carried the brunt of the workload in the logging industry. "