May 14, 1908: Westly Nickel moved into his new apartment this week. Westly installed a new refrigerator in his shop which enables him to keep fresh meats all summer.
May 28, 1908: Steunenberg had its first fire Tuesday morning when the hotel and building formerly used as a saloon burned to the ground.
September 10, 1908: Forty teams hauling grain to local warehouses stopped here at noon Wednesday.
November 26, 1908: Mr. Long's team went to VolImer Monday to get the safe and fixtures for the bank here. The former barber shop had been fixed up for the bank.
In the meantime, as noted by the Free Press item of May 28, 1908, fire had destroyed two of the buildings moved to Steunenberg. Mr. Vollmer put up a new store building, and his manager was also the first postmaster. Business did not flourish, however, and some time later, after a road to the depot had been forced through the land west of the tracks from Ferdinand, it seems Mr. VoIlmer sold his land on that side of the tracks and also the store building, to the Vollmer Clearwater Company. Then the building and bank were moved to the Ferdinand site, as well as some other buildings east of the tracks.
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 6:45 PM
Subject: Rival Towns
The rivalries between Ilo and Vollmer on the railroad and also Kippen and Reubens on the railroad (in
Below from Mark:
Real photo postcard mailed from Vollmer 1908 - scans of picture and message sides.
|Above: Looks like a work train loaded with cross ties. The picture is maybe not too dramatic but certainly historic.|
|Message: Dear Genie, This is a picture of the first train in Vollmer.This is about three and a half miles from home. Love to all. Jenny.|