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              Chico Ranger Station

     Nestling in the valley of Chesnimnus creek is the prettiest ranger station in the Wallowa National Forest.  It is the headquarters of P. N. Stephenson.  The house is new and tastily designed, with stately pine trees standing guard.  On a tall pole the stars and stripes wave giving the station an impressive official air.  This photograph was taken early in the winter, after the first snow had fallen.  It was still lying on the ground by the buildings, but was gone from the hillsides in the distance.


E. P. Castor’s Holsteins

     One of the best herds of Holstein cattle in this part of the state is that of E. P. Castor, near Joseph.  The farm lies in a beautiful nook’ with the wooded streams on one side, and the high mountains a short distance away in the other direction.  Two views of the farm are shown here, one taking in the new barn, with some of the cattle before it, and the other giving a glimpse of the mountain background.

This herd of Holsteins has been conspicuous at the county fair for several years, and is expected to be well represented at the exhibition next week.

Boys Go Fishing

Jonathan Haas, farmer, financier, and sportsman, took his brother, Charles Haas, and F. I. Vergere to Snake river fishing a few weeks ago, Charles Haas lives in Oklahoma and is here for the summer.  The boys had fair luck as the picture indicates:  Mr. Vergere posed beside the fish and pulled the string that opened the shutter on his cameras.  Jonathan Haas refuses to be satisfied with the photograph, saying he and his brother look savage enough to be maneaters.  But there in the negative and it cannot be.



   Sixteen miles northeast of Enterprise is the farm of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jackson, Mr. Jackson received the nickname “Stonewall” Jackson after he put up the house, which is of stone for the first story.  He proved up on his homestead on which the buildings stand, July 10, 1913.  The place is on the Imnaha road and is familiar to all who have

ever traveled that highway.  The town of Flora was named for Mrs. Jackson. She was Flora Buzzard, daughter of A. D. Buzzard, first post master of the north end town.

Bringing in the Grain

   The large grain crop of this year is reflected in the strings of wagons of wheat, barley and oats going to the warehouses.  This picture shows the teams waiting to unload at the Woolgrowers’ warehouse at Enterprise (article cut off) grain and arrivals since early delivery season have been out to Portland for storage.  An addition is nearly finished to the building, and will relieve the pressure somewhat before long.  The increase in the grain yield is due to two things the largely increased acreage due to the breaking of much now sod and the planting of all the available land by farmers who wished to take advantage of war prices and the generous yield per acre.  The season was very favorable and good grain crops were the rule everywhere.

Bringing in the Wheat

   The loads of wheat have been coming into town for six weeks, and they will be familiar sights for months to come.  Farmers are holding_______________________ they expect later.  But a considerable quantity has to be put in warehouses at once after threshing in the background, behind the wagons ______________________ M. & M. company’s lumber _________ flour mill. Some day the sacks will be forgotten and the ___________ will be brought in in bulk, as _____________ east, thus affecting a large____________. (This article was cut off short)

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