Craig Mountain Lumber Company Records, 1909-1956

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Craig Mountain Lumber Company
Title
Craig Mountain Lumber Company Records
Dates
1909-1956 (inclusive)
Quantity
73 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG012
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 2088850845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

The records are open to the public.

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

Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

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.

Bibliography

Historical sketch drawn from The Highlands of Craig Mountain. Anniversary Edition. [Craigmont, Idaho, Highland High School, 1970].

Processing Note

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 CollectionReturn to Top

I. BlueprintsReturn to Top

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.
Container(s) Description Dates
Sawmill
Box-Folder
1/1
Side elevation of power plant
1/2
Double diamond edger
1/3
Front elevation of sawmill
1/4
Log slip
1/5
Rear elevation of sawmill
1/6
Hot water heater
1/7
Shaving vault
1/8
Grate bar
1/9
Sawing floor plan
1/10
First floor
1/11
Resaw elevations
1/12
Fire brick
1/13
Stirling boilers & furnace
1/14
Power house
1/15
Hammer dogs
1/16
Burner conveyer
1/17
Prescott bank mill
1/18a
Sawmill. Machinery floor plan
1/18b
Sawmill. Side elevation
1/19
Sorter
1/20
Colby air cooled burner
1/21
Valve operation 14" steam feed
1/22a
Geary water tube boiler - vertical baffling. Foundation plan
1/22b
Geary water tube boiler - vertical baffling. Front & sectional view
1/22c
Geary water tube boiler - vertical baffling. Side elevation
1/23
Machinery for resaw installation
1/24-a
New boiler. Machinery elevations
1/24-b
New boiler. Trimmer feed & lumber return
1/24-c
New boiler. Extension furnace - front view
1/24-d
New boiler. Wood furnace - front view
1/24-e
New boiler. New starter sheds at sorter
1/24a
Bolt cutting machinery
July 22, 1930
1/24b-a
Charles C. Moore & Co. blueprints. Stack breaching & stack screen
1/24b-b
Charles C. Moore & Co. blueprints. Piping for new boiler
2 items
1/24b-c
Charles C. Moore & Co. blueprints. Correspondence
March 19, 1923 - June 30, 1923
Planing Mill
Box-Folder
1/25
Planing mill construction
1/26
Planing mill floor
1/27a
Sheds. Nine foot band mill table
1/27b
Sheds. Dry lumber shed
1/28
Blower system
1/29
Planing Mill
1/30
Engine room
3 items
1/31a
Mill Pond. Drainage area of Lake Lapwai showing watershed above reservoir
1/31b
Mill Pond. Transverse of Lake Lapwai
1/31c
Mill Pond. Proposed mill pond
1909
1/31d
Mill Pond. Land required for mill pond right of way and depot
April 1909
Dry Kiln
Box-Folder
1/32a
Dry kiln. Loading shed
1/32b
Dry kiln. Longitudinal section
1/32c
Dry kiln. Crank shaft & discs for 7 X 10 engine
1/33
Hussey dry kiln doors
1/34a
Hydraulic lift. Cross section of kiln #7
1/34b
Hydraulic lift. Equalizer for hydraulic lift
1/34c
Hydraulic lift. Internal fam
Winchester Townsite
Box-Folder
1/36
Profile of Algoma Street
1/38
Map of Winchester
1909
1/39a
Cottages. For Bank of Spirit Lake #1
1/39b
Cottages. For Bank of Spirit Lake #2
1/39c
Cottages. For Bank of Spirit Lake #3
1/39d
Cottages. Six room house
1/41
Plat of acre tracts
1911
Logging
Box-Folder
1/42
Heisler Axles
1/43
Location logging chute
1/46
Logging railroad Lapwai Lake to station
1/47
Logging railroad surveys
Miscellaneous
Box-Folder
2/48
Portable grain bin
2/49
Y.M.C.A. Building
7 items
2/50a
Holdings of Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Timberlands in Nez Perce County
1912
2/50b
Holdings of Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Grid map of the area
2/51a
Location of Craig Mountain Lumber Company Buildings. Plan of water system
1910
2/51b
Location of Craig Mountain Lumber Company Buildings. Survey
1910
2/51c
Location of Craig Mountain Lumber Company Buildings. Soil map
1917
2/52
Western Pine Manufacture's Association standard patterns
2/53
Plant water system
2/54a
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing located line from Northern Pacific Junction (Station 0+00 to Station 290+00)
May 1909
2/54b
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing right of way required for terminal purposes
June 1909
2/54c
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Maps showing rights of way across private property
3 items
2/54d
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Railroad track scale
c1900
2/54e
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Summary of costs
2/54f
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Track statement
2/54g
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Standard plan of pile bridge
2/54h
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing located line in Section 6-T.33 N.-R.2.,W.B.M.
February 1913
2/54i
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Map showing additional land for railway crossing
December 1911
2/54j
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Main line: Station 0+00 to Station 149+00.
June 1917
2/54k
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Craig Junction
June 1917
2/54L
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Catholic spur
June 1917
2/54m
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Main line: Station 149+00 to Station 295+9.03
January 1917
2/54n
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Main line and Lapwai Branch
June 1917
2/54 o
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Main line and Lapwai Branch. West leg of wye
October 1921
2/54p
Craig Mountain Railway Company. Round house at Winchester
2/55a
Nez Perce County Map
2/55b
Lewis County Map
2/55c
Lewis County map
1936
2/55d
Map: Northern Alberta Land Districts
1919
2/57a
Proposed county road
2/57b
Map of proposed county road
1911
2/57c
Proposed change of W.A. Williamson Road
1909
2/57d
Proposed Lewis & Clark Highway
1922
2/58
Martin General Agency Map of Craig Mountain Lumber Company
November 1920
2/59
Township maps
7 items
2/60
Topographical maps
3 items
2/61
Map showing Craig Mountain reservoirs in Indian Forest Reserve
August 1912
2/62
Box factory
2/63
Rattlesnake mill
2/64
Planer bunk conveyor
2/65a
Standard pattern blueprints. M. Blumberg
8 items
2/65b
Standard pattern blueprints. North Side Lumber
3 items
2/65c
Standard pattern blueprints. Tisdale Lumber Company
2 items
2/65d
Standard pattern blueprints. Parshelsky Brothers
5 items
2/65e
Standard pattern blueprints. Harlem Lumber Company
2/65f
Standard pattern blueprints. J.A. Melnick Company
2 items
2/65g
Standard pattern blueprints. Glenwood Standard Moundings
2/65h
Standard pattern blueprints. Hussey-Williams Company
2/66
F.W. Horstkotte, Engineer
Blueprints and specifications for work at Craig Mountain Lumber Company.
May 1919-August 1948

II. Insurance, 1910-1948Return to Top

The material in this series includes accident reports, inspection reports, insurance schedules, and fire losses.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
3/1
Accident Reports
29 cases
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
1926-1928
3/2
Accident Reports
23 cases
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
1928-1929
3/3
Accident Reports
22 cases
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
1929-1930
3/4
Accident Reports
29 cases
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
1930-1934
3/5
Accident Reports
29 cases
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
1935-1937
3/6
Accident Reports
29 cases
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
1936-1940
3/7
Accident Reports
39 cases
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
1939-1942
3/8
Accident Reports
29 cases
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
1942-1943
3/9
Accident Reports
39 cases
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
1944-1947
3/10
Accident Reports
34 cases
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
1947-1948
3/11
Accident Reports
23 cases
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
1948-1949
3/12
Medical Service Bureau
Contracts
1949-1953
3/13
Inspection Reports
1910-1920
3/14
Insurance Schedules
1920-1929
3/15
Boiler & Fly Wheel
1919-1922
3/16
Farm Buildings
1930-1934
3/17
Fire Loss Claims
1921-1932
3/18
Workmen's Compensation
1949-1956

III. Financial Papers, 1910-1957Return to Top

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.

Container(s) Description Dates
Tax Records
1927-1948
Box
4
Winchester Townsite Company. Notice of taxes due
1927
4
Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Notice of taxes due, Lewis County
1927-1948
4
Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Notice of taxes due, Idaho County
1927
4
Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Notice of taxes due, Nez Perce County
1927
4
Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Personal Property tax notices
n.d.
4
Tax receipts
1917-1957
Box
5
Canceled notes (unnumbered)
June 1930 - June 1933
Monthly balance sheets and yearly audit reports
1910-1947
Box
6
Monthly balance sheets and yearly audit reports
1910-1930
7
Monthly balance sheets and yearly audit reports
1931-1947
Miscellaneous financial material
1929-1942
Box
8
Appraisement of loans
1929
8
Reorganization plans
1929
8
Report of operations
5 page carbon typescript
1929
8
Oxbow Ranch financial material
1934
8
Madden account
1934
8
Capital stock value
1932
8
Correspondence with Reconstruction Finance Corporation
1935
8
Miscellaneous ledger sheets
1935
8
Eastern Oregon Lumber Survey; financial condition and cost analysis
December 1941
8
Eastern Oregon Lumber Survey; composite balance sheet and operating statement
March 31, 1942
Timber holdings
1914-1948
Box
8
Appraisal, by General Appraisal Company
55 pages
January 1935
8
Interstate Commerce Commission Orders and Publications
n.d.
8
Classification of income, profit and loss and general balance sheet accounts for steam roads
60 pages
1914
8
Classification of train-miles, locomotive-miles and car-miles for steam roads
16 pages
1914
8
Condensed classification of operating expenses of steam roads
18 pages
1914
8
Index to the classification of operating expenses of steam roads
297 pages
1920
8
List of corporate names of common carriers
52 pages
1926
8
Rules governing monthly reports of railway accidents
62 pages
January 1922
8
Various I.C.C. mimeographed "Orders" changing or adding to previous regulations
1935-1948
8
Report 13425 In re trans-continental freight bureau
pp. 252-299
February 3, 1923
Canceled checks and bank statements
1909-1937
Box
9
Canceled checks and bank statements
1909-1926
10
Canceled checks and bank statements
1911-1937
11
Craig Mountain Railway. Canceled checks and bank statements
1938-1949
11
Winchester Townsite Company. Bank books
1909-1915
11
Craig Mountain Lumber Company. Bank books
1911-1918
Vouchers
1911-1949
Box
11
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1911-1914
12
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1915-1924
13
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1925-1930
14
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1931-1937
15
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1938-1945
16
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1946-1949
Freight Records
1922-1949
Box
16
Report of settlement of charges on freight interchanged
1922-1926
17
Settlement sheets
1922-1947
18
Shipping Orders
1941-1947
19
Shipping Orders
1948-1949
19
Freight Bills
1933-1949
19
Northern Express Company. Freight Bills
n.d.
19
Prairie Lumber Company. Sales slips
1925-1929
Winchester Townsite Company
1924-1933
Box
20
Accountants report for fiscal year ended
June 30, 1924
20
Accountants report for fiscal year ended
June 30, 1925
20
Balance sheets
1929
20
Balance sheets
1930
20
Balance sheets
1931
20
Balance sheets
1932
20
Balance sheets
1933
20
Capital Stock Value
n.d.
Bank of Winchester
1929
Box
20
Report of examination
March 27, 1929
Oxbow Ranch
1930-1935
Box
20
Farm 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
20
Tax notices
1946-1948
Craig Mountain Lumber Company
1927-1928
Box
20
Monthly inventories
1927-1928
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1914-1942
Box
21
No Excess Service Reports (Interstate Commerce Commission form 8)
1935-1949
21
Rules governing monthly reports of railway accidents
62 p.
1922
21
Interstate Commerce Commission. Accident Interpretation Bulletin. Nos. 1-3
3 items
1930-1931
21
Interpretation of Rules governing monthly reports of railway accidents
16 p.
March 1934
21
Orders regarding the reporting of railway accidents
1932-1949
21
Accident reports
1927-1937
21
Instructions and rulings with reference to transportation of mails by railroads
44 p.
1929
21
Railway-mail pay. Interstate Commerce Commission Reports. no. 9200
120 p.
December 1919
21
Railway-mail pay. Interstate Commerce Commission Reports. no. 9200
pp. 675-727
1928
21
Report of railroad mail service performed
1920-1932
21
Report to the Public Utilities Commission, State of Idaho
1917-1946
21
Report to the State Board of Equalization
1913-1945
21
Daily Balance sheets
1922-1924
21
Railway Express Reports
1939-1942
21
Agents Daily Ticket Report
July 1923-June 1924
21
Notebook: Cross section notes of railroad as built, checked and approved by Jas. E. Fleming. (Book 17)
n.d.
22
Time Return and Delay Report of Engine and Train Employees
1928-1948
23
Time Roll and Distribution of Labor reports
n.d.
23
Record of earnings for twenty-one individual employees
n.d.
24
Balance sheets and Abstracts of Local Freight Forwarded
1924-1928
24
Train Car Reports
1946-1949
24
Per Diem Reports of cars received from Camas Prairie Railroad
December 1941-May 1949
Craig Mountain Railway Lumber Company
1949
Box
24
Daily Reports
These reports include weather, hours of operation, time lost for machinery repairs, logs in pond, lumber production and shipments loaded
1949

IV. Legal Papers, 1909-1957Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Craig Mountain Lumber Company
1909-1946
Box
25
Agreement of trustees to purchase land from sinking fund account
1916-1918
25
Camas Prairie Railroad contract and related correspondence
1913-1946
25
Deed of Trust releases
1917-1936
25
Designation of M.D. Smiley as trustee under deed of trust
December 8, 1939
25
Government priorities on power falling equipment
1942
25
Mortgage bond release deed from First Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago. Notice of appointment of successor trustee
n.d.
25
Notices of annual stockholders meetings
1924-1929
25
Personal bond insurance policies: Maryland Casualty Co., Continental Casualty Co., American Surety Company of New York, Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland
n.d.
25
Stockholders proxies
1909-1924
Dahlin, Emil
1936
Box
25
Letter from Emil Dahlin to Olaf Gardner (i.e. Garten)
June 15, 1936
25
Letter from Emil Dahlin to Olaf Gardner (i.e. Garten)
July 27, 1936
25
Letter from Carl Dahlin to Olaf Garten
June 14, 1936
25
Letter from Hartvig Dahlin to Olaf Garten
June 29, 1936
25
Letters of Guardianship (Emil Dahlin was declared an incompetent)
n.d.
McCann, Joseph P.
1916-1919
Box
25
Correspondence with Craig Mountain Lumber Company regarding the payment of taxes on his timber land
1916/1919
Northwestern Lumber Company
1911
Box
25
Abstracts of title: Conveyances to Craig Mountain Lumber Company
n.d.
25
Abstracts of title: Conveyances to Northwestern Lumber Company
n.d.
25
Contract between Northwestern Lumber Company and Union Trust & Savings Bank, Spokane
July 3, 1911
25
Minutes of Meeting of Board of Directors (form)
n.d.
25
Minutes of Meeting of Stockholders (form)
n.d.
25
Warranty deed, Northwestern Lumber Company to Union Trust & Savings Bank, Spokane
1911
Oxbow Ranch Company
1931-1936
Box
25
Correspondence with Herman Siemsen, tenant
1931-1933
25
Lease agreement with Herman Siemsen
April 30, 1934
25
Wheat allotment contracts
1933-1936
Rosebush, Judson G.
1911
Box
25
Power of attorney granted him by Barbara J. McNaughton Rosebush
n.d.
25
Power of attorney granted him by Eleanor T. McNaughton
n.d.
25
Letter of Guardianship granted him for Virginia G. McNaughton, a minor
April 30, 1934
State Forester Franklin Girard
1941
Box
25
Letter to W.C. Geddes concerning disposal of slash
January 14, 1941
25
Letter from W.C. Geddes in reply
January 17, 1941
Viking Automatic Sprinkling Company, Seattle
1955-1956
Box
25
Correspondence 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
25
Blueprint showing the location of sprinklers
n.d.
25
Invoice for installation of the sprinklers
January 31, 1956
Winchester Townsite Company, ltd.
1915-1944
Box
25
Notices of stockholders meetings
1915-1924
26
Abstract sheets. Nez Perce County
August 12, 1942-December 14, 1944
26
Abstract sheets. Lewis County
October 15, 1942
Craig Mountain Lumber Company
1909-1931
Box
26
Articles of Incorporation
March 17, 1909
26
Amended Articles of Incorporation
April 28, 1931
26
By-laws
n.d.
26
Certificate of increase of capital stock
April 4, 1910
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1909-1922
Box
26
Articles of Incorporation
September 21, 1921
26
Protest to Interstate Commerce Commission of the tentative valuation
July 25, 1922
26
Inventory of property to be transferred from the Craig Mountain Lumber Co. to the Craig Mountain Railway Co.
n.d.
26
Description 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.
26
Description 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.
26
Description 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.
26
Before 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
26
Craig Mountain Lumber Company to First Trust Savings Bank and Augustus S. Peabody, trustees
August 2, 1909
26
Craig Mountain Lumber Company to Judson G. Rosebush and C.S. Dickinson, trustees
May 1, 1911
26
Craig Mountain Lumber Company to First Trust Company of Appleton (Wisconsin) and C.S. Dickinson, trustees
May 1, 1923
26
Craig Mountain Lumber Company to First Trust Company of Appleton and R.S. Powell, trustees
May 1, 1932
McCann Land Company
1954
Box
26
Hallack & 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
26
Legal 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
26
Contract with Craig Mountain Lumber Co. re: lands belonging to Thomas and Florence Patton and A. Wiese and Helen Hammer
1926
26
Amended 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
26
Loan Application. Drafts
July 23, 1934-September 28, 1934
26
Pledge agreement - bonds
December 24, 1934
26
Pledge agreement - stocks. Craig Mountain Railway Co.
January 10, 1935
26
Pledge agreement - stocks. Craig Mountain Lumber Co.
January 10, 1935
26
Pledge agreement - stocks. Winchester Townsite Co.
January 10, 1935
26
List of creditors and amounts due
n.d.
26
Letters to creditors and agreements signed by creditors
1934
United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
1953
Box
26
Timber Sale Contract Form
25 pages
December 15, 1953
26
Proposed additions to Title 7. Forest Service Manual
37 pages
December 15, 1953
United States Department of Labor
n.d.
Box
26
Judgment 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
26
Timber sale stipulations
11 pages
1954
Winchester Townsite Company
1909-1945
Box
26
Articles of Incorporation
September 30, 1909
26
Amendment of Articles of Incorporation
March 21, 1945
26
Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation
n.d.
26
Certificate of Incorporation, Domestic
October 20, 1909
26
By-laws
n.d.
Agreements
1927-1941
Box
26
Sale of Boyd House
July 29, 1929
26
Vollmer Security Co. & Craig Mountain Lumber Co. Sale of timber
June 28, 1940
26
Bank of Winchester. Legal agreement to protect stockholders
August 5, 1929
26
Lumber and Sawmill Worker's Union. Supplemental agreement on paid vacations
October 4, 1941
26
Model timber contract
n.d.
26
North Coast Dry Kiln proposal for remodeling of kilns
September 12, 1927
Railway Rules and Regulations
1910-1950
Box
26
Publications
30 items
1910-1950
Unemployment Compensation
1936-1937
Box
26
Publications
approx. 10 items
1936-1937

V. Correspondence, 1908-1956Return to Top

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.
Container(s) Description Dates
Craig Mountain Lumber Company
1909-1946
Box-Folder
27/1
A.A. Hunter
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).
1909-1932
27/2-3
Craig Mountain Railway
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.
1927-1945
27/4
Employee Related Material
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.
1943-1949
27/5
Northwestern Lumber Company
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.
1916-1926
27/6
Osburn and Oxbow Ranches
The only material in this folder consists of a few invoices, deposit slips and notices of insurance premiums due.
1930-1931
27/7
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
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.
1934
27/8
Other
Insurance, supplies, transportation, and other concerns.
1927-1950
27/9
Hallack and Howard Lumber Company Correspondence
1950-1956

VI. Miscellaneous, 1911-1959Return to Top

This material has been arranged under either the person concerned or the company involved, i.e., the lumber company or the railway.
Container(s) Description Dates
A.A. Hunter
n.d.
Box-Folder
28/1
A.A. Hunter
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.
n.d.
Craig Mountain Lumber Company
n.d.
Box-Folder
28/2
Land Holdings #1
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.
n.d.
28/3
Land Holdings #2
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".
n.d.
28/4
Minutes of Meetings
Includes Railway (Rwy.) and Box Company (B.C.)
1947-1948
28/5
Personnel
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
n.d.
28/6
War Department Material
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.
1943-1945
Craig Mountain Railway
1911-1959
Box-Folder
28/7
General
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)
1923-1934
28/8
Distribution Sheets
January-October 1915
28/9
Interstate Commerce Commission Reports
7 items
Excess earnings reports.
1926-1932
28/10
Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Orders & Inventory Forms
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
n.d.
28/11
Interstate Commerce Commission Miscellaneous Material
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).
1917-1949
28/12
Letters from Collectors
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.
1959
28/13
Retirement Information
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.
ca. 1940
28/14
War Production Board
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).
1942-1943
28/15
Madison Lumber Mill
This folder contains a list of railway cars and their contents from 1913-1917, plus a four-page alphabetical list of names.
1913-1917
28/16
Nez Perce Yard (Prairie Lumber Company?)
Operating revenues. (1911-1921); Income statement. (1911-1921); Profit and Loss statement. (1911-1921); Inventory. (1915-1917).
1911-1921
28/17
Prairie Lumber Company, Nez Perce, Idaho
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.
1918-1926

VII. Journals and Ledgers, 1909-1960Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Craig Mountain Lumber Company
1909-1960
Oversize
O.S.
Alphabetical ledgers
7 items
n.d.
O.S.
Bills Payable
4 items
1909-1938
O.S.
Cash Books
18 items
September 1909 - November 1960
O.S.
Land sale contract record
1 item
n.d.
O.S.
Lumber shipments
4 items
1952-1957
O.S.
Minutes of Stockholders' meetings
4 items
1909-1950
O.S.
Minutes of Trustees' Meetings
2 items
1916-1958
O.S.
Order book. March-April 1929
1 item
1909-1938
Craig Mountain Railway Company
1910-1950
Oversize
O.S.
Delivery receipts
52 items
December 1930-October 1950
O.S.
Cash Receipts and Disbursements
4 items
June 1910-September 1914
O.S.
Agent's Cash Book, Winchester
6 items
November 1917-January 1933
O.S.
Agent's Cash Book, Craig Junction
3 items
April 1918-March 1920; March 1922-December 1932
O.S.
Demurrage Record Book
1 item
1927-1939
O.S.
Record of Freight Received
12 items
September 1910-July 1915
O.S.
Interstate Commerce Commission. Bureau of Valuation. Reports and valuations
10 items
1917-1922
Hallack & Howard Lumber Company
1926-1948
Oversize
O.S.
Production data, shipments, weather
18 items
1926-January 1948
O.S.
Journal
1 item
1949
Oxbow Ranch Company
n.d.
Oversize
O.S.
Proceedings
1 item
n.d.
O.S.
Stock book
1 item
n.d.
Prairie Lumber Company
1918-1926
Oversize
O.S.
Daily journal from Nez Perce Yard
2 items
1918-1926
O.S.
Stock book
1 item
n.d.
Winchester Townsite Company
1922-1938
Oversize
O.S.
Ledger
1 item
1922-1938
O.S.
Minutes of Board of Directors meetings
1 item
n.d.
O.S.
Stock book
1 item
n.d.
O.S.
Tax record
1 item
n.d.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Logging railroads--Idaho--Winchester
  • Lumber trade--Idaho--History--Sources

Corporate Names

  • Craig Mountain Lumber Company (creator)
  • Craig Mountain Railway Company (creator)
  • Winchester Townsite Company (creator)

Geographical Names

  • Oxbow Ranch (Idaho)
  • Winchester, Idaho