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Guide to the Craig Mountain Lumber Company Records1909-1956

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Craig Mountain Lumber Company
Dates: 1909-1956
Quantity: 73 cubic feet
Abstract:Business records of Craig Mountain Lumber Company, Winchester, Idaho; also material on the Craig Mountain Railway Company, the Winchester Townsite Company, and the Oxbow Ranch.
Identification: MG 12
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives

Arrangement and Description

The material in this group was sorted according to type of material rather than by the individual company concerned. Where is was deemed practical or useful the material within an individual series was separated by company.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company are contained in twenty-eight large file boxes; in addition there are twelve shelves of journals and ledgers. Material relating to subsidiary companies, the Craig Mountain Railway, Winchester Townsite Company and Oxbow Ranch Company, are also found in this group.

Among the items included in this collection are blueprints of buildings and machinery, insurance claims for injured personnel, monthly and yearly financial statements, contracts, notices of stockholders' meetings, articles of incorporation, and railway rules and regulations. There are also two files detailing Craig Mountain Lumber Company's application for a $250,000 loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1934. Another interesting portion of this group is the ten years of correspondence between Northwestern Lumber Company and Craig Mountain Lumber Company, the former trying to sell its Nez Perce and Lewis County timber holdings to the latter.


Administrative/Biographical History

In 1909 a group of Wisconsin pioneers began construction of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company and sawmill in Lewis County, Idaho. Locating its head office in Spokane, the company was organized under the laws of the state of Washington and on March 17, 1909 the Articles of Incorporation were filed in Olympia. On July 4, 1910 the first log was sawed, and, as the trees were cut, a new town was built. Alex Kaline, a prominent citizen of the nearby community of Winchester, and later a state senator, moved his post office and store to the new site; the two towns consolidated and established themselves on the present site of Winchester, about 40 miles southeast of Lewiston.

The mill was not only the largest in northern Idaho, but since expensive and up to date machinery was installed, it was also the finest of its class. It had one of the largest stocks of shop and factory plank in the Inland Empire and the Craig Mountain Cork Pine it produced was much in demand in the lumber markets of the East. The mill was equipped with two single cutting band saws and had a capacity of 120,000 board feet every ten hours (the normal working day). From the mill the lumber was taken to the drykilns, then to the planers, after which it was graded and shipped. In 1910 the mill employed 270 men who worked a ten hour day for between 25 and 75 cents an hour.

For many years the town's only source of water and electric light was furnished by the lumber company. Service was provided through the company's subsidiary the Winchester Townsite Company which also provided houses for lumber company employees.

In September 1909 the Craig Mountain Lumber Company began construction of a six mile railroad to transport its lumber to Craig Junction where it could be transferred to the Camas Prairie Line. Service on the new railway began in January 1911; the passenger and freight train ran twice daily. In 1921 Craig Mountain Lumber Company Railway was incorporated under the laws of the state of Idaho and became Craig Mountain Railway.

During World War I the I.W.W. attempt to unionize the mill workers failed. In 1919, with 30 million board feet of lumber in the yard and another million feet in the pond, and no market for their product, the mill shut down. It reopened in 1922, but the depression of the 30's hit Winchester hard and in December 1930 the mill was again forced to shut down; it did not reopen until January 31, 1935. In 1950 the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, under the management of W.C. Geddes, sold out to the Hallack and Howard Lumber Company of Denver, who, in turn, sold out to Boise-Cascade in 1960. In March 1965 Boise-Cascade announced that its timber was now located too far from the mill to be economically transported and the mill was shut down for good.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Craig Mountain Lumber Company

Craig Mountain Railway Company

Winchester Townsite Company

Logging railroads--Idaho--Winchester

Lumber trade--Idaho--History--Sources

Oxbow Ranch (Idaho)

Winchester, Idaho

Idaho

Business, Industry, and Labor

Logging

Restrictions

The records are open to the public.


Administrative Information

Craig Mountain Lumber Company Records, University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives, Moscow, ID 83844-2351.

Processing Information

The descriptive inventory of the Records of Craig Mountain Lumber Company in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen, September 1980.


Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Blueprints
Although the blueprints are numbered consecutively, they are organized by subject. There is also some correspondence concerning the prints in the folders.
The blueprints are arranged in numerical order by blueprint number. Unlisted numbers indicate blueprints that are lacking.
Sawmill
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/11/1Side elevation of power plant
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/21/2Double diamond edger
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/31/3Front elevation of sawmill
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/41/4Log slip
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/51/5Rear elevation of sawmill
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/61/6Hot water heater
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/71/7Shaving vault
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/81/8Grate bar
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/91/9Sawing floor plan
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/101/10First floor
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/111/11Resaw elevations
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/121/12Fire brick
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/131/13Stirling boilers & furnace
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/141/14Power house
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/151/15Hammer dogs
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/161/16Burner conveyer
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/171/17Prescott bank mill
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/18a1/18aSawmill. Machinery floor plan
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/18b1/18bSawmill. Side elevation
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/191/19Sorter
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/201/20Colby air cooled burner
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/211/21Valve operation 14" steam feed
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/22a1/22aGeary water tube boiler - vertical baffling. Foundation plan
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/22b1/22bGeary water tube boiler - vertical baffling. Front & sectional view
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/22c1/22cGeary water tube boiler - vertical baffling. Side elevation
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/231/23Machinery for resaw installation
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24-a1/24-aNew boiler. Machinery elevations
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24-b1/24-bNew boiler. Trimmer feed & lumber return
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24-c1/24-cNew boiler. Extension furnace - front view
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24-d1/24-dNew boiler. Wood furnace - front view
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24-e1/24-eNew boiler. New starter sheds at sorter
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24a1/24aBolt cutting machinery July 22, 1930
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24b-a1/24b-aCharles C. Moore & Co. blueprints. Stack breaching & stack screen
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24b-b1/24b-bCharles C. Moore & Co. blueprints. Piping for new boiler 2 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/24b-c1/24b-cCharles C. Moore & Co. blueprints. Correspondence March 19, 1923 - June 30, 1923
Planing Mill
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/251/25Planing mill construction
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/261/26Planing mill floor
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/27a1/27aSheds. Nine foot band mill table
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/27b1/27bSheds. Dry lumber shed
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/281/28Blower system
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/291/29Planing Mill
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/301/30Engine room 3 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/31a1/31aMill Pond. Drainage area of Lake Lapwai showing watershed above reservoir
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/31b1/31bMill Pond. Transverse of Lake Lapwai
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/31c1/31cMill Pond. Proposed mill pond 1909
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/31d1/31dMill Pond. Land required for mill pond right of way and depot April 1909
Dry Kiln
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/32a1/32aDry kiln. Loading shed
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/32b1/32bDry kiln. Longitudinal section
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/32c1/32cDry kiln. Crank shaft & discs for 7 X 10 engine
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/331/33Hussey dry kiln doors
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/34a1/34aHydraulic lift. Cross section of kiln #7
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/34b1/34bHydraulic lift. Equalizer for hydraulic lift
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/34c1/34cHydraulic lift. Internal fam
Winchester Townsite
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/361/36Profile of Algoma Street
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/381/38Map of Winchester 1909
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/39a1/39aCottages. For Bank of Spirit Lake #1
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/39b1/39bCottages. For Bank of Spirit Lake #2
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/39c1/39cCottages. For Bank of Spirit Lake #3
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/39d1/39dCottages. Six room house
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/411/41Plat of acre tracts 1911
Logging
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/421/42Heisler Axles
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/431/43Location logging chute
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/461/46Logging railroad Lapwai Lake to station
Box-FolderBox-Folder
1/471/47Logging railroad surveys
Miscellaneous
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/482/48Portable grain bin
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/492/49Y.M.C.A. Building 7 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/50a2/50aHoldings of Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Timberlands in Nez Perce County 1912
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/50b2/50bHoldings of Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Grid map of the area
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/51a2/51aLocation of Craig Mountain Lumber Company Buildings. Plan of water system 1910
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/51b2/51bLocation of Craig Mountain Lumber Company Buildings. Survey 1910
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/51c2/51cLocation of Craig Mountain Lumber Company Buildings. Soil map 1917
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/522/52Western Pine Manufacture's Association standard patterns
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/532/53Plant water system
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54a2/54aCraig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing located line from Northern Pacific Junction (Station 0+00 to Station 290+00) May 1909
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54b2/54bCraig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing right of way required for terminal purposes June 1909
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54c2/54cCraig Mountain Railway Company. Maps showing rights of way across private property 3 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54d2/54dCraig Mountain Railway Company. Railroad track scale c1900
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54e2/54eCraig Mountain Railway Company. Summary of costs
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54f2/54fCraig Mountain Railway Company. Track statement
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54g2/54gCraig Mountain Railway Company. Standard plan of pile bridge
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54h2/54hCraig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing located line in Section 6-T.33 N.-R.2.,W.B.M. February 1913
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54i2/54iCraig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing additional land for railway crossing December 1911
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54j2/54jCraig Mountain Railway Company. Main line: Station 0+00 to Station 149+00. June 1917
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54k2/54kCraig Mountain Railway Company. Craig Junction June 1917
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54L2/54LCraig Mountain Railway Company. Catholic spur June 1917
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54m2/54mCraig Mountain Railway Company. Main line: Station 149+00 to Station 295+9.03 January 1917
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54n2/54nCraig Mountain Railway Company. Main line and Lapwai Branch June 1917
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54 o2/54 oCraig Mountain Railway Company. Main line and Lapwai Branch. West leg of wye October 1921
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/54p2/54pCraig Mountain Railway Company. Round house at Winchester
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/55a2/55aNez Perce County Map
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/55b2/55bLewis County Map
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/55c2/55cLewis County map 1936
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/55d2/55dMap: Northern Alberta Land Districts 1919
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/57a2/57aProposed county road
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/57b2/57bMap of proposed county road 1911
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/57c2/57cProposed change of W.A. Williamson Road 1909
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/57d2/57dProposed Lewis & Clark Highway 1922
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/582/58Martin General Agency Map of Craig Mountain Lumber Company November 1920
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/592/59Township maps 7 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/602/60Topographical maps 3 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/612/61Map showing Craig Mountain reservoirs in Indian Forest Reserve August 1912
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/622/62Box factory
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/632/63Rattlesnake mill
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/642/64Planer bunk conveyor
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65a2/65aStandard pattern blueprints. M. Blumberg 8 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65b2/65bStandard pattern blueprints. North Side Lumber 3 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65c2/65cStandard pattern blueprints. Tisdale Lumber Company 2 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65d2/65dStandard pattern blueprints. Parshelsky Brothers 5 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65e2/65eStandard pattern blueprints. Harlem Lumber Company
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65f2/65fStandard pattern blueprints. J.A. Melnick Company 2 items
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65g2/65gStandard pattern blueprints. Glenwood Standard Moundings
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/65h2/65hStandard pattern blueprints. Hussey-Williams Company
Box-FolderBox-Folder
2/662/66F.W. Horstkotte, Engineer May 1919-August 1948
Scope and Content
Blueprints and specifications for work at Craig Mountain Lumber Company.
II. Insurance 1910-1948
Scope and Content
The material in this series includes accident reports, inspection reports, insurance schedules, and fire losses.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/13/1Accident Reports 1926-1928 29 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 1-29
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/23/2Accident Reports 1928-1929 23 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 30-54
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/33/3Accident Reports 1929-1930 22 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 55-79
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/43/4Accident Reports 1930-1934 29 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 80-109
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/53/5Accident Reports 1935-1937 29 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 110-139
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/63/6Accident Reports 1936-1940 29 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 140-179
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/73/7Accident Reports 1939-1942 39 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 180-219
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/83/8Accident Reports 1942-1943 29 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 220-249
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/93/9Accident Reports 1944-1947 39 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 250-289
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/103/10Accident Reports 1947-1948 34 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 290-324
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/113/11Accident Reports 1948-1949 23 cases
Scope and Content
Reports of injuries sustained by employees of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, as filed with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, contain the initial report of the injury, the employer's supplemental report, and correspondence relating to the employee's claim for compensation.
Nos. 325-348
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/123/12Medical Service Bureau 1949-1953
Scope and Content
Contracts
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/133/13Inspection Reports 1910-1920
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/143/14Insurance Schedules 1920-1929
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/153/15Boiler & Fly Wheel 1919-1922
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/163/16Farm Buildings 1930-1934
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/173/17Fire Loss Claims 1921-1932
Box-FolderBox-Folder
3/183/18Workmen's Compensation 1949-1956
III. Financial Papers 1910-1957
Scope and Content
Included in this series are tax receipts, monthly and yearly balance sheets, checks and bank statements for the Craig Mountain Lumber Company, the Craig Mountain Railway and the Winchester Townsite Company, the latter two being wholly owned subsidiaries of the lumber company. Some financial material regarding the Oxbow Ranch Company is also included.
Tax Records 1927-1948
Box
4Winchester Townsite Company. Notice of taxes due 1927
4Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Notice of taxes due, Lewis County 1927-1948
4Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Notice of taxes due, Idaho County 1927
4Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Notice of taxes due, Nez Perce County 1927
4Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Personal Property tax notices n.d.
4Tax receipts 1917-1957
Canceled notes (unnumbered) June 1930 - June 1933
Monthly balance sheets and yearly audit reports 1910-1947
Box
6Monthly balance sheets and yearly audit reports 1910-1930
Box
7Monthly balance sheets and yearly audit reports 1931-1947
Miscellaneous financial material 1929-1942
Box
8Appraisement of loans 1929
8Reorganization plans 1929
8Report of operations 1929 5 page carbon typescript
8Oxbow Ranch financial material 1934
8Madden account 1934
8Capital stock value 1932
8Correspondence with Reconstruction Finance Corporation 1935
8Miscellaneous ledger sheets 1935
8Eastern Oregon Lumber Survey; financial condition and cost analysis December 1941
8Eastern Oregon Lumber Survey; composite balance sheet and operating statement March 31, 1942
Timber holdings 1914-1948
Box
8Appraisal, by General Appraisal Company January 1935 55 pages
8Interstate Commerce Commission Orders and Publications n.d.
8 Classification of income, profit and loss and general balance sheet accounts for steam roads 1914 60 pages
8 Classification of train-miles, locomotive-miles and car-miles for steam roads 1914 16 pages
8 Condensed classification of operating expenses of steam roads 1914 18 pages
8 Index to the classification of operating expenses of steam roads 1920 297 pages
8 List of corporate names of common carriers 1926 52 pages
8 Rules governing monthly reports of railway accidents January 1922 62 pages
8 Various I.C.C. mimeographed "Orders" changing or adding to previous regulations 1935-1948
8 Report 13425 In re trans-continental freight bureau February 3, 1923 pp. 252-299
Canceled checks and bank statements 1909-1937
Box
9Canceled checks and bank statements 1909-1926
Box
10Canceled checks and bank statements 1911-1937
Box
11Craig Mountain Railway. Canceled checks and bank statements 1938-1949
11Winchester Townsite Company. Bank books 1909-1915
11Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Bank books 1911-1918
Vouchers 1911-1949
Box
11Craig Mountain Railway Company 1911-1914
Box
12Craig Mountain Railway Company 1915-1924
Box
13Craig Mountain Railway Company 1925-1930
Box
14Craig Mountain Railway Company 1931-1937
Box
15Craig Mountain Railway Company 1938-1945
Box
16Craig Mountain Railway Company 1946-1949
Freight Records 1922-1949
Box
16Report of settlement of charges on freight interchanged 1922-1926
Box
17Settlement sheets 1922-1947
Box
18Shipping Orders 1941-1947
Box
19Shipping Orders 1948-1949
19Freight Bills 1933-1949
19Northern Express Company. Freight Bills n.d.
19Prairie Lumber Company. Sales slips 1925-1929
Winchester Townsite Company 1924-1933
Box
20Accountants report for fiscal year ended June 30, 1924
20Accountants report for fiscal year ended June 30, 1925
20Balance sheets 1929
20Balance sheets 1930
20Balance sheets 1931
20Balance sheets 1932
20Balance sheets 1933
20Capital Stock Value n.d.
Bank of Winchester 1929
Box
20Report of examination March 27, 1929
Oxbow Ranch 1930-1935
Box
20Farm lease April 20, 1930
20 Articles of Incorporation December 1930
20 Balance sheets 1931
20 Financial reports 1932
20 Record of marks & brands February 9, 1932
20 Financial reports 1933
20 Financial reports 1934
20 Financial reports 1935
20 Audit by LeMaster, Cannon & Daniels May 31, 1935
20 Correspondence with Rosebush Ranch Co. January 1934-April 1935
Winchester Box Company 1946-1948
Box
20Tax notices 1946-1948
Craig Mountain Lumber Company 1927-1928
Box
20Monthly inventories 1927-1928
Craig Mountain Railway Company 1914-1942
Box
21No Excess Service Reports (Interstate Commerce Commission form 8) 1935-1949
21Rules governing monthly reports of railway accidents 1922 62 p.
21Interstate Commerce Commission. Accident Interpretation Bulletin. Nos. 1-3 1930-1931 3 items
21Interpretation of Rules governing monthly reports of railway accidents March 1934 16 p.
21Orders regarding the reporting of railway accidents 1932-1949
21Accident reports 1927-1937
21Instructions and rulings with reference to transportation of mails by railroads 1929 44 p.
21Railway-mail pay. Interstate Commerce Commission Reports. no. 9200 December 1919 120 p.
21Railway-mail pay. Interstate Commerce Commission Reports. no. 9200 1928 pp. 675-727
21Report of railroad mail service performed 1920-1932
21Report to the Public Utilities Commission, State of Idaho 1917-1946
21Report to the State Board of Equalization 1913-1945
21Daily Balance sheets 1922-1924
21Railway Express Reports 1939-1942
21Agents Daily Ticket Report July 1923-June 1924
21Notebook: Cross section notes of railroad as built, checked and approved by Jas. E. Fleming. (Book 17) n.d.
Box
22Time Return and Delay Report of Engine and Train Employees 1928-1948
Box
23Time Roll and Distribution of Labor reports n.d.
23Record of earnings for twenty-one individual employees n.d.
Box
24Balance sheets and Abstracts of Local Freight Forwarded 1924-1928
24Train Car Reports 1946-1949
24Per Diem Reports of cars received from Camas Prairie Railroad December 1941-May 1949
Craig Mountain Railway Lumber Company 1949
Box
24Daily Reports 1949
Scope and Content
These reports include weather, hours of operation, time lost for machinery repairs, logs in pond, lumber production and shipments loaded
IV. Legal Papers 1909-1957
Craig Mountain Lumber Company 1909-1946
Box
25Agreement of trustees to purchase land from sinking fund account 1916-1918
25Camas Prairie Railroad contract and related correspondence 1913-1946
25Deed of Trust releases 1917-1936
25Designation of M.D. Smiley as trustee under deed of trust December 8, 1939
25Government priorities on power falling equipment 1942
25Mortgage bond release deed from First Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago. Notice of appointment of successor trustee n.d.
25Notices of annual stockholders meetings 1924-1929
25Personal bond insurance policies: Maryland Casualty Co., Continental Casualty Co., American Surety Company of New York, Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland n.d.
25Stockholders proxies 1909-1924
Dahlin, Emil 1936
Box
25Letter from Emil Dahlin to Olaf Gardner (i.e. Garten) June 15, 1936
25Letter from Emil Dahlin to Olaf Gardner (i.e. Garten) July 27, 1936
25Letter from Carl Dahlin to Olaf Garten June 14, 1936
25Letter from Hartvig Dahlin to Olaf Garten June 29, 1936
25Letters of Guardianship (Emil Dahlin was declared an incompetent) n.d.
McCann, Joseph P. 1916-1919
Box
25Correspondence with Craig Mountain Lumber Company regarding the payment of taxes on his timber land 1916/1919
Northwestern Lumber Company 1911
Box
25Abstracts of title: Conveyances to Craig Mountain Lumber Company n.d.
25Abstracts of title: Conveyances to Northwestern Lumber Company n.d.
25Contract between Northwestern Lumber Company and Union Trust & Savings Bank, Spokane July 3, 1911
25Minutes of Meeting of Board of Directors (form) n.d.
25Minutes of Meeting of Stockholders (form) n.d.
25Warranty deed, Northwestern Lumber Company to Union Trust & Savings Bank, Spokane 1911
Oxbow Ranch Company 1931-1936
Box
25Correspondence with Herman Siemsen, tenant 1931-1933
25Lease agreement with Herman Siemsen April 30, 1934
25Wheat allotment contracts 1933-1936
Rosebush, Judson G. 1911
Box
25Power of attorney granted him by Barbara J. McNaughton Rosebush n.d.
25Power of attorney granted him by Eleanor T. McNaughton n.d.
25Letter of Guardianship granted him for Virginia G. McNaughton, a minor April 30, 1934
State Forester Franklin Girard 1941
Box
25Letter to W.C. Geddes concerning disposal of slash January 14, 1941
25Letter from W.C. Geddes in reply January 17, 1941
Viking Automatic Sprinkling Company, Seattle 1955-1956
Box
25Correspondence between Viking and Hallack & Howard Lumber Company (successors to Craig Mountain Lumber Company) regarding the installation of a sprinkler system in the electric shop 1955
25Blueprint showing the location of sprinklers n.d.
25Invoice for installation of the sprinklers January 31, 1956
Winchester Townsite Company, ltd. 1915-1944
Box
25Notices of stockholders meetings 1915-1924
Box
26Abstract sheets. Nez Perce County August 12, 1942-December 14, 1944
26Abstract sheets. Lewis County October 15, 1942
Craig Mountain Lumber Company 1909-1931
Box
26Articles of Incorporation March 17, 1909
26Amended Articles of Incorporation April 28, 1931
26By-laws n.d.
26Certificate of increase of capital stock April 4, 1910
Craig Mountain Railway Company 1909-1922
Box
26Articles of Incorporation September 21, 1921
26Protest to Interstate Commerce Commission of the tentative valuation July 25, 1922
26Inventory of property to be transferred from the Craig Mountain Lumber Co. to the Craig Mountain Railway Co. n.d.
26Description of Craig Mountain Ry. Co. Main line rights of way through sections 4 & 5. T 33 N.R. 2 W. Boise Meridian and section 32, T.34 W.R. 2.W Boise Meridian n.d.
26Description of Right of Way of Craig Mountain Ry. Co.'s Lapwai Branch in Section 5 T.33 N.R. 2.W. Boise Meridian n.d.
26Description of Craig Mountain Ry. Co.'s Terminal grounds at Winchester, Idaho Section 5, T.33 N.R. 2.W and Section 32, T. 34 N.R. 2W Boise Meridian n.d.
26Before the Secretary of the Interior. Two items dealing with Craig Mountain Railway Co.'s application for permission to extend the railway through Indian Lands in Nez Perce County 1909
Deeds of Trust 1909-1932
Box
26Craig Mountain Lumber Company to First Trust Savings Bank and Augustus S. Peabody, trustees August 2, 1909
26Craig Mountain Lumber Company to Judson G. Rosebush and C.S. Dickinson, trustees May 1, 1911
26Craig Mountain Lumber Company to First Trust Company of Appleton (Wisconsin) and C.S. Dickinson, trustees May 1, 1923
26Craig Mountain Lumber Company to First Trust Company of Appleton and R.S. Powell, trustees May 1, 1932
McCann Land Company 1954
Box
26Hallack & Howard Lumber Company vs. McCann Land Company. Brief on legal questions involved, and related correspondence between Hallack & Howard Company and the attorney firm of Worthwine & Dworshak 1954
McNaughton, Eleanor T. 1954
Box
26Legal document consisting of her will, a codicil to the will, and the decree settling the final account of her estate January 29, 1943
Northwestern Lumber Company 1909-1926
Box
26Contract with Craig Mountain Lumber Co. re: lands belonging to Thomas and Florence Patton and A. Wiese and Helen Hammer 1926
26Amended complaint in the case Northwestern Lumber Co. vs. Ignace Eneas et al. re: condemnation of land to construct a dam and reservoir for storing logs July 1, 1909
Reconstruction Finance Corporation 1934-1935
Box
26Loan Application. Drafts July 23, 1934-September 28, 1934
26Pledge agreement - bonds December 24, 1934
26Pledge agreement - stocks. Craig Mountain Railway Co. January 10, 1935
26Pledge agreement - stocks. Craig Mountain Lumber Co. January 10, 1935
26Pledge agreement - stocks. Winchester Townsite Co. January 10, 1935
26List of creditors and amounts due n.d.
26Letters to creditors and agreements signed by creditors 1934
United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service 1953
Box
26Timber Sale Contract Form December 15, 1953 25 pages
26Proposed additions to Title 7. Forest Service Manual December 15, 1953 37 pages
United States Department of Labor n.d.
Box
26Judgment against Craig Mountain Lumber Company in regard to a 40 hour work week with overtime pay n.d.
United States Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs 1954
Box
26Timber sale stipulations 1954 11 pages
Winchester Townsite Company 1909-1945
Box
26Articles of Incorporation September 30, 1909
26Amendment of Articles of Incorporation March 21, 1945
26Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation n.d.
26Certificate of Incorporation, Domestic October 20, 1909
26By-laws n.d.
Agreements 1927-1941
Box
26Sale of Boyd House July 29, 1929
26Vollmer Security Co. & Craig Mountain Lumber Co. Sale of timber June 28, 1940
26Bank of Winchester. Legal agreement to protect stockholders August 5, 1929
26Lumber and Sawmill Worker's Union. Supplemental agreement on paid vacations October 4, 1941
26Model timber contract n.d.
26North Coast Dry Kiln proposal for remodeling of kilns September 12, 1927
Railway Rules and Regulations 1910-1950
Box
26Publications 1910-1950 30 items
Unemployment Compensation 1936-1937
Box
26Publications 1936-1937 approx. 10 items
V. Correspondence 1908-1956
The Craig Mountain Lumber Company correspondence, 1908-1950, was easily separated by subject; that of the Hallack & Howard Lumber Company, 1950-1956, consists mainly of invoices and related letters and was arranged alphabetically.
Craig Mountain Lumber Company 1909-1946
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/127/1A.A. Hunter 1909-1932
Scope and Content
The correspondence in this folder contains such items as a letter from Cascade Lumber Company accepting Hunter's resignation from the firm, a letter from Farm and Fireside describing how to clean a straw hat, names of lumber companies in the Peace River District, Alberta, and brochures from several insurance companies. There is a handwritten letter from Art Williams to Mrs. Hunter (January 5, 1932) and another, possibly to A.A. Hunter, with the salutation "Dear Brother" and signed "Olive" (November 10, 1931).
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/2-327/2-3Craig Mountain Railway 1927-1945
Scope and Content
Among the items in these two folders are circular letters and orders from the Interstate Commerce Commission. In July and August of 1927 there is an exchange of letters with McClarin & Hart Warehouse Co. and the Camas Prairie Railroad dealing with a run away car. From 1931 to 1936 most of the correspondence deals with disputes over per diem rules, demurrage, and car hire charges; the American Short Line Railroad Association figures prominently in this exchange. The legislative program of the American Short Line Railroad Association for the years 1944 and 1945 is also included.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/427/4Employee Related Material 1943-1949
Scope and Content
The items in this folder include time sheets for December 1949 and January 1950 for T. Censky, Walter Dugger, H. Geddes, M.E. McCall, and John Mardahl; the April 12, 1944 letter of resignation of A.W. Bailey; a letter of complaint stating that one or two employees who worked on Memorial Day were not paid time and a half; several publications on the 1943 income tax; Public Law 68 (78th Congress, 1st Session) "An Act to Provide for the Current Payment of the Individual Income Tax," June 9, 1943; and a pamphlet entitled "Disputes Before the War Labor Board," April 1944.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/527/5Northwestern Lumber Company 1916-1926
Scope and Content
Shortly after its incorporation in 1907 the Northwestern Lumber Company purchased over 13,000 acres of timber land in Nez Perce and Lewis Counties, Idaho. On February 26, 1916, W.C. Hammer, Secretary of the Bondholders' Protective Committee of the Northwestern Lumber Company wrote a letter to C.P. Lindsley of Craig Mountain Lumber Company offering this land for sale. Correspondence between Hammer and E.H. Van Ostrand, president of Craig Mountain, and occasionally a third party, continued until a mutually agreeable price was reached in 1925. In 1926 there is some correspondence relative to clearing the Northwestern title to the land before finalization of the sale.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/627/6Osburn and Oxbow Ranches 1930-1931
Scope and Content
The only material in this folder consists of a few invoices, deposit slips and notices of insurance premiums due.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/727/7Reconstruction Finance Corporation 1934
Scope and Content
This folder contains the correspondence relating to the application for a $250,000 loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation dated July 29 to December 31, 1934. A copy of the application is found with the legal papers in box 26; other material is contained in box 8. Papers in the War Department Folder (box 28) indicate this loan was repaid in 1942.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/827/8Other 1927-1950
Scope and Content
Insurance, supplies, transportation, and other concerns.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
27/927/9Hallack and Howard Lumber Company Correspondence 1950-1956
VI. Miscellaneous 1911-1959
This material has been arranged under either the person concerned or the company involved, i.e., the lumber company or the railway.
A.A. Hunter n.d.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/128/1A.A. Hunter n.d.
Scope and Content
The items contained in this folder are invoices for materials Hunter used in building his own house. Also included is a sheet of instructions for making blueprints.
Craig Mountain Lumber Company n.d.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/228/2Land Holdings #1 n.d.
Scope and Content
There are seven books, approximately 5" x 8" and two books, each 91/2" x 12" which show the amount of each type of wood and the logging conditions of each section of land owned by the company.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/328/3Land Holdings #2 n.d.
Scope and Content
This folder contains typed sheets giving estimates of timber on various tracts of land and plat maps showing the types of timber and describing logging conditions. There is also an envelope containing thirteen official plat maps, each approximately 191/2" x 161/2".
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/428/4Minutes of Meetings 1947-1948
Scope and Content
Includes Railway (Rwy.) and Box Company (B.C.)
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/528/5Personnel n.d.
Scope and Content
This folder contains a list of lumber company employees by age, a four page speech dealing with regulations on mining and a map of Idaho showing the location of unemployment service centers
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/628/6War Department Material 1943-1945
Scope and Content
The material in this folder, dated between 1943 and 1945, deals with the renegotiation of war contracts. Pamphlets, financial statements and some correspondence are included.
Craig Mountain Railway 1911-1959
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/728/7General 1923-1934
Scope and Content
Idaho. Legislature. 17th Session. House of Representatives. House Bill 142; Freight claim for lost grocery shipment; Employees in Service (May 1933); Questionnaire on short line railroad problems (1933); Freight overcharge claims (1934)
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/828/8Distribution Sheets January-October 1915
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/928/9Interstate Commerce Commission Reports 1926-1932 7 items
Scope and Content
Excess earnings reports.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1028/10Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Orders & Inventory Forms n.d.
Scope and Content
In 1917 the Interstate Commerce Commission inventoried the Craig Mountain Railway. The items in this folder contain instructions and forms to be filled out before the inventory was started. A copy of the valuation report is also included. The valuation was protested and in 1920; 1922 and 1923 there are several letters dealing with the protest. Two of the exhibits submitted are also included: A. Drawing showing the railway in relation to the town of Winchester and the lumber company. B. Drawing showing the Craig Mountain Railway main line from Station 0+00 to Station 295+90.3
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1128/11Interstate Commerce Commission Miscellaneous Material 1917-1949
Scope and Content
Authority for Expenditure & Register, 1917-1949; Securities issued or assumed at the close of June 27, 1920 (Special Report Series no.29); Depreciation of Steam Road Property. (Depreciation Section Series no. 2) 1921; Reports to I.C.C. of the disposition made of securities, 1923, 1924. (four reports).
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1228/12Letters from Collectors 1959
Scope and Content
Collectors of railroad memorabilia request timetables, passes, switch keys, etc., but do not appear to have been answered by J.C. Hood, the General Superintendent of the railway. Letters were received from the following: C.B. Cobb, John F. Gillette, David B. Goodwin, Louis Hemick, H.H. Hoover (representing the National Railway Historical Society), W.A. Miles and Albert Remaly.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1328/13Retirement Information ca. 1940
Scope and Content
This folder contains various blank forms including Statement of Service, Employment Relation Questionnaire, Election of Joint & Survivor Annuity, Designation or change of beneficiary, Application for Annuity, and Request for Service and Compensation Data Under the Prior Service Program. Also included are Prior Service Program Instruction Circulars 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8; and a pamphlet entitled "Regulations Governing the Collection of Prior Service Records," 1940.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1428/14War Production Board 1942-1943
Scope and Content
Controlled Materials Plan, General Instructions. (Nov. 2 and Nov. 14, 1942); Controlled Materials Plan Class B. Product List. (December 21, 1942); War Production Board, CMP Reg. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and other similar circulars of rules; Production Requirements Plan Circular letters. (1942, 1943); Railroad's Inventory Reports, (June 30, 1942 - June 30, 1943).
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1528/15Madison Lumber Mill 1913-1917
Scope and Content
This folder contains a list of railway cars and their contents from 1913-1917, plus a four-page alphabetical list of names.
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1628/16Nez Perce Yard (Prairie Lumber Company?) 1911-1921
Scope and Content
Operating revenues. (1911-1921); Income statement. (1911-1921); Profit and Loss statement. (1911-1921); Inventory. (1915-1917).
Box-FolderBox-Folder
28/1728/17Prairie Lumber Company, Nez Perce, Idaho 1918-1926
Scope and Content
In 1918 the Ramey Lumber Company was purchased by Craig Mountain Lumber Company and reorganized as the Prairie Lumber Company with E.H. Van Ostrand as president, T. Censky as vice president, W.F. Seatz as secretary and A.A. Hunter as treasurer and manager; Hunter was the only salaried officer, the others also served as officers of the Craig Mountain Lumber Company. The company continued until 1926 when it sold out to the Madison Lumber Company. This folder contains the By-laws of the Prairie Lumber Company, minutes of the stockholders and directors meetings from 1918 to 1926, and balance sheets for 1918, 1920-1925.
VII. Journals and Ledgers 1909-1960
Craig Mountain Lumber Company 1909-1960
Oversize
O.S.Alphabetical ledgers n.d. 7 items
O.S.Bills Payable 1909-1938 4 items
O.S.Cash Books September 1909 - November 1960 18 items
O.S.Land sale contract record n.d. 1 item
O.S.Lumber shipments 1952-1957 4 items
O.S.Minutes of Stockholders' meetings 1909-1950 4 items
O.S.Minutes of Trustees' Meetings 1916-1958 2 items
O.S.Order book. March-April 1929 1909-1938 1 item
Craig Mountain Railway Company 1910-1950
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O.S.Delivery receipts December 1930-October 1950 52 items
O.S.Cash Receipts and Disbursements June 1910-September 1914 4 items
O.S.Agent's Cash Book, Winchester November 1917-January 1933 6 items
O.S.Agent's Cash Book, Craig Junction April 1918-March 1920 March 1922-December 1932 3 items
O.S.Demurrage Record Book 1927-1939 1 item
O.S.Record of Freight Received September 1910-July 1915 12 items
O.S.Interstate Commerce Commission. Bureau of Valuation. Reports and valuations 1917-1922 10 items
Hallack & Howard Lumber Company 1926-1948
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O.S.Production data, shipments, weather 1926-January 1948 18 items
O.S.Journal 1949 1 item
Oxbow Ranch Company n.d.
Oversize
O.S.Proceedings n.d. 1 item
O.S.Stock book n.d. 1 item
Prairie Lumber Company 1918-1926
Oversize
O.S.Daily journal from Nez Perce Yard 1918-1926 2 items
O.S.Stock book n.d. 1 item
Winchester Townsite Company 1922-1938
Oversize
O.S.Ledger 1922-1938 1 item
O.S.Minutes of Board of Directors meetings n.d. 1 item
O.S.Stock book n.d. 1 item
O.S.Tax record n.d. 1 item

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