1904 FERRYCO HISTORY-TABLE OF CONTENTS




1904 FERRY COUNTY HISTORY


TABLE OF CONTENTS


EARLY HISTORY AND ORGANIZATIONS - Pages 403-412

First White Men in Republic Camp - Original Mining Location - Opening of the North Half of the Colville Reservation - Operations of Thomas Ryan and Philip Creaser - Formation of the Republic Gold Mining & Milling Company - Flood of 1898 - Sensational Experience of A. W. Strong and Others - Opening of the South Half of the Colville Indian Reservation to Mineral Entry - Formation of a New County - Erection of a Court House - Horse and Cattle Thieves - The Rainy Winter of 1899 - Freight Rates $80 a Ton - North Half of the Colville Reservation Open to Homestead Entry - Railroad Exploitation

REPUBLIC CAMP (PART 1 and PART 2) AND EARLY TOWNS - Pages 412-429

Prospectors Flock In - Establishment of First Business House in Republic - Various Additions to the Town - Material Progress - Connected by Telephone With the Outside World - Completion of Court Room and Jail - Organization of a Presbyterian Congregation - Change of Name From Eureka to Republic - Formation of a Fire Department - Disastrous Fires - Incorporation - Keller on the South Half - Judge Hanford Makes Important Ruling - Orient - Curlew - Danville - Other Towns

MINES AND MINING - Pages 429-439

Geological Characteristics of Ferry County - Suspension of an Experimental Mill - Reorganization of the Republic Gold Mining & Milling Company - The Chico Mine - Butte & Boston - Princess Maud - The Quilp - Lone Pine - Surprise - San Poil - Ben Hur and Trade Dollar - The Mountain Lion - Tom Thumb - Morning Glory - El Calif - General Development of the Eureka Mining District - Belcher and Hawkeye Mines - "Tenas George" - The Hendryx Cyaniding Process

EDUCATIONAL - Pages 440-442

Establishment of a School in Republic Camp in 1898 - No Funds in the Treasury - Mrs. W. R. Collins the First Teacher - Educational Affairs Awaken Warm Discussion - Erection of First School House in Ferry County - Superintendency of George A. Graham - School Building at Keller - Total Enrollment of Scholars in 1900 - Bonded Indebtedness

DESCRIPTIVE - Pages 443-444

Contour, Boundaries and Area of Ferry County - Farming and Grazing Lands - Geological Structure - Excellent System of Wagon Roads - The Famous Bunch Grass - Game Awaiting the Ardent Sportsman - Principal Streams - The Kettle River

POLITICAL - Pages 445-447

Right to Vote Tested in the Courts - Storm of Indignation Against Alleged Disfranchisement - First Election - Original Commissioners of Ferry County - Democratic Landslide - Republicans Make Gains in 1902

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES (an index) - Pages 449-484

PRESS OF FERRY COUNTY - Pages 843-845


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