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About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1907)
on tho rldge» and along the creeks school, and Catholic and Lutheran
Cor mlles around. settleiusnts ware churches were built and maintained
gtailua'ly mad» by Wil lam Wa»apo. regular worship. Other insrcan'il*
E Coa'man. J . II. L Maybee. Mike house* were established, only to die
F Hart. John H down again, until the coming of C
Wa!»ar, Herman Flacher, M Zogt, L Idleman. who In 1***0 built up a
Thoma» Hplllraan. J M C
Miller, _ thriving general merchandia» bual
A . _ n«»a.
John Bosholm. II I L.
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... selling ou> In the fall of l»0f.
________ _ Flacher,
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Ilevenm-, II Cook, Theodore
6 Hon» 1 The senior and
membwra of this firm later on
Chnrley Krebs. F
George, welling their intereat to George Bum
Duncan. Frank McGugaa,
SANDY. PAST AND PRESENT
(Continu*! from fitti page,)
w»r» full of fish and III» wood* full of
gam» at all aaaaona ol th» year. The
old-faali lotied, lotig-barr»l*l, musale-
)<«ding rill* was Ih» friend triol ami tru»
that kept III» family larders supplied
with ahulcml venison the year around,
neitliur did they go far to find It (or it
was cunsidwrablu of u task tu keep «leer
out of ih» baak yard ami gardsu, w here
Ilia lew vegetable» wer» watched and
leudisl with much more care and aolle
llii'lv than ie usually epunt upon such
lime* grain was scarce, Hour odd at
j*r l«rr»ll, ami there was mor» than
on» family that llv«-«l lur a lime on
wheat, washed, dried ami gruuml in a
eoff»e mill and Isilh-d
with dried venison ami fiveh Uah,
formo«l tlivlr sole diet for several week*
First Postal Service.
By ami hy L'nils Ram e»tal>li»he«l a
regular weekly mail aervic« froiu Port
land to I'.agle creek via Hamly to the
gloat delight of the settlers
was carried by a pair ol diminutive
' mules attached to a mountain buck-
buar«l, and driven by a Mr. Price. The
mud in Ilia winter was so soft »ml
deep that the only way one coulil Isll
the mules were there was to watt h f">
llieir .-ars sticking out of Hie iiiik I. Ol
■-ours«- this 1» an raageration, ami is
only told by the pioneer Io illiist rate
the condition of the trails commonly
A* the years rolle-1 on. condition*
«hanged, and there came «»»her eettlers
looking fur ths premia«-«! laud, among
them being Fr*l flaivera, Phillip Moora,
Stephen I» Coalman, liso. Hcharek and
Henry McGuglu, Chas HI, John, t'lias
Cola, M«-*sers larkins, Wilson, Bolina.
Branham, Hermann Bruns, Frederick
Meinig, <'.s'ki-lrease, Wilfong, Apter
soil, Wilson Bru*., GanU-nbeill ami olh Looking Toward the Promised I .and.
The news of the enormous crop* of
First Store and School.
hay, vegetable» ami splemlid liuit rai»e<!
At»>hl this Huie Mr. Rcveiiui^-slsb- in the fields, gardens ami young or
llslicd a trading post A private school « hards that bail le-en set out ami just
was alwi estabhalml by thu settlers at coming into bearing »oon found its way
thvlioineof Mr Revenue.
Miss l.iaaie into other land».
Friends l>egan to
Martin was engaged aa tearher, and «■oiiie from (ar away Germany and rela
here the aeli.xl continuol until children live* from the «'astern states. People
bei-ame mi iiuinrrous ll««t more r«»>m were leaving III« snow, killing froat, th«'
had lu 1» furnished. A building I*», bllaaard, the cyclone, th» hot night»
a log raising ami a hearty eo-operatlon and holler «lays, Hie «Iroulh-striekei«
of all concern*! gave to the community inl«l«lle west ami the effete F.ast loo,
Ita liist M'houlhoil»».
were fi<M-king to the laml flowing with
fiiwt schooliioihe .
Ten or twelve years had pam-d since
the arrival of the first settler». A saw
mill, an up ami down affair, went up
one day and down the nelt, the settlers
say now. Then It was a modem affair
Anvway It turned out a la-tler class of
lumber that, was |»»«»ibl» by hand with
less lai»* and greater *|>eed. hence the
new mill was a welcome adjunct to the
little community. The mill was built
by the Moignetl Bros , ami was after
ward sold to Francis Revenue
In lHfW Reire and Waiikey, two en
terprising young Germans enme to the
Randy country, took up claims and in
the course of time built and o|« ral<d s
flouring mill on Cedar ere« k, after a aril
disposing ol it to Frederick Meinig, a
practical miller who continued the oper
ation ol the null for the convenience of
The First Mall Arrives.
The first regular mail route ana es-
tabll»l«e«l In 11*70 by the settler» who
paid the carrier to bring the mail in
once a week from Oregon City. About
this time the first |«o»t«ifflce was «»tab
lislie-l l>y Richard Herders at a little
store he hail built on the hill above the
Revenue farm. This was called Sandy
|xist office, after which the town ol
Sandy takes its name.
The Circuit Rider Arrivea.
The spiritual aide of the community
life was not neglected. Rev. Mr Cross,
father of Harvey Cross of Oregon City. |
a typical Methodist circuit rider, mak-
Ing regular trl|>a into the little com in u
nity, urging saint and sinner to live a .
Iwlter file. The old settlers love to tell
tbs atorv of this good brother meeting
the Wickedest one of the settlers on the
road, there exhorting him to lead a
more exemplary life and finally ending
In kneeling with the object of hie exor-
tation under the shade of a giant tree '
and there asking tlm Giver of all goo'll
things to forgive Hie erring oue and lead
him into the paths of righteousness
The little log school house w ith its enor
nious file place and the creek above it
were often the scenes of mighty con
flicts with the devil and impressive les
•one In following the steps of the Maa-
ter In baptism. The name of this G cm D
fearing man Is still held In tender reco-
lection by Hie oldest settlers.
Hardships of the Pioneer».
And so the life of the little commu
nity went slowly on. Frederick Meinig
bought the interests of Richard Herders
In the store and carried the few supplie«
needed in tlm neighlior hood, attending
to the settlers wants al <»ld minutes
snatche-l from Hie work of clearing and
the making of a home.
worked, man, woman and child. At
Sandy Harness Shop
APPRECIATING THE POSSIBILITIES
and having full confidence in its
we have established a
COVERED WAGOX BlflD'iE ACROHH THE HAXDY RIVER. X'E AK SITE '
OF Fllor CKOHMI.NO MADE BY LEWIS AND CLARK
sted and Bert Lindsey of Portland,
who conduct the business 'inder the
firm name of Bornstedt a Lindsey.
Mr George Kuegg has. however, pur
chased 'he Interests of Mr Lindsey,
hence we presume the firm name will
undergo another change the first of
the year Dr J. C. McElroy a noted '
lihyslclau of Portland. Iocat«-d here In
191)5, ao did Mr. J 11 Tawney, a prac
tical b'acksmlth. vehicle and Imple
During the years mentioned a large
Influx of settlers very natural and thriving stave and lhery bust
ly cK-aled a demand for a convenient ne»s had been built up
trading point The little store «stab had come nearer to the Utile settle
llahed by Richard Gerdes had become ment; Instead of traveling 26 mile«
too small for the demands made u|sm to market the •eitler now haul! hli
It. Il had become very evident that preduce six.
Tourist and health resorts have
larcer quarters must be prov.ded All
the natural roads and passes led to sprung up. At Wk-lch's. Salmon, Mar
u site just south of. and on top of the mot. Government Camp and 8umtnll
III I. from the first store. The aettlcra Prairie, and along the moun'aln
wanted a convenient place to trade I streams and valleys thousand* of city
I A point easily reached from every dweller* and people (torn the farms
'quarter; a place that could with as and Interior towns of the dry. hot
1 »umnce be mad«- the social and trad and dusty Eastern Oregon and Wash
Ing ci n er of the community, not only ington annually flock into the Handy
for lite present, but In all the years Country, and there seek hea th In Ita
Experience taught them lands and va ley* of pur« delight
that no mistake would be made In Other railroads are projected, iwo of
, »electing this spot, and so with full them *through Sandy and the Handy
One of them la now In
confidence In Ills neighbors and the Country.
future success of hla venture, Fred course of construction and expect* to
crick Mi lnlg. assisted by the se tiers, be running trains from Por'Iand via
built the first store ui>on the hill, Gresham and Sandy to the big sum
where 1» now situate the beautiful mer reaorta a few mile* away—before
little city of Handy. Here at an ele
va Ion of a little over l.uou fie', on
a beautiful, slightly rolling ridge of
about halt a mile 111 1« ngth and from
a fourth to a half mile wide, in plain
view of several snow tipped peaks
apatk Ing streams, and the grandest
of mounts n scenery. oertop|>ed and
apparently guarded by Hood, the fa
mous nioun'ain sentinel of the Weat>
Sandy stands supreme
■ Thomas. Jones Cline. Jerome Cock-
circa». George Glbons. Louis Verreti,
i IXinan Pltelpa. George Huffman. Chas.
Leaf. John Kyler. It. A Tenycke.
Henry Helms, Il A Alexander. A. C.
Thomas. M C Thomas, It V Thomas.
A. Aschoff. John McIntyre. John Bu
lx, Iz. W E Welch. Fred Gorge. Mr
Murphr, J W Matildlng. Peter Hol*
and a few others.
Sandy Becomes Permanently Estab
milk ami honey, tlie laml where the set
tier never went huugrv, Hie laml where
crops were assnre«l, where grain, grasses,
vegetables and fruits grew in su« l> vast
quantities to the acre a* to compel the
writer or narrator to guard Ins state
ments lest, like the «piaker'e son, he l«e
ks,ke«t U|« oii as a fit subject for the more
modern Annaniae club. And so we tin« I
a little later many families coming to
make their Imme umler the blue skies,
Sandy * Growth.
and in the pure atmosphere of the laml
of almost continuous spring time, the
By 1*75 much travel had sprung up.
laud where flowers bloom the year and many transient people and their
round and where a I nature lia* done stock had to lie fed aud cared for.
her beat to make an ideal home fur mau. The»«, condit'u Iona were met by Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Von Scholley. who
built and run th'- firs Sandy hostelry.
Among those who wore among the Bel ween the years 1*7’« and 1*97 sev
vanguard of later days, but yet early era! changes had taken place
enough settlers to be classified as ert Jonsrud had built, and was run
pioneers In "God**
"God's Country." men nln* the village b.ackamlth shop
who have proved to their satisfaction Paul It . Al bon M and Otto If Mel
that the Sandy Country Is Indeed all nig, only son» of Frederick Me nig.
and more than was c'n med for It. the p oncer merchant, had taken over
and Indeed more than they expeced the inereantt e business established
of it. mon who find that they have by ihclr father and confirmed the bus
In-ett liandsomely rewarded for time Ines* under the firm name and style
and labor spent, who are now living of 'Meinig Brothers." Mr and Mrs.
In beautiful homes, surrounded by Junker, experienced hotel people of
every comfort that nature can pro Portland had purchased the 8andy
vide, or money buy, we find Dave Hotel, and are still running It. Mr
Douglass. V. Il Tapp and C. W. Har Junker also established a saloon, a
ris of Cherryville, the fruit klnr* of p ace where the tired and weary trav
the Handy Country II. A Kit mill eler mlgh' quench his thirst with
ler. George Wolf and W P. Roberta something stronger than the pure and
of Dover. J G. De Sharer. G Stuckl. sparkling waters of Sandy Ridge
Thoma* McCabe. A Malar. M. Kel Mall routes had became established to
seeker, and Theodore Koenecke of points lu the interior. The mail serv
Ice being increased to twice a week;
In tho Immediate vicinity of Handy, a larger and better school house had
and scattered thnmgbout the valley,1 been built; also a private German
Where we now have in stock a complete line
Prescriptions : Carefully : Compounded
M celroy , m . d ..
and E. F Bruns, among the foremost
and best citizens of Clackamas Conn
tv. formed a corpora.ion known as the
Sandy latmi Company, purchased and
placed land In Sandy, but before
they could even record It. lots were
sold, bulldinss erected and new enter
dwell'ngs were built, some of them
by the Sandy I.and Company. In fact,
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
the p'atting and selling of this land
can very properly be called Sandy's
the close of the summer season in awakening.
Sandy, as It Is Today.
Of cours«- this steady but persistent
growth has stimulated Interest It has
Sandy today supports two of the
caused the good people of Sandy to best and largest stocked general mer
wake up and to become more progres chandise stores in the country; they
sive. to keep pace with the times. It are owned and managed by Meinig
was therefore no surprise when W , Bros., the pioneer merchants, „„„
A Proctor, Frank Beerà, Mr Strauss Bornstedt and Lindsey, the lat'er hav-
ing but just finished their new store
building; a firstclass
shop, vehicle and implement store,
operated and owned by J. B Tawney;
a wed stocked furniture and building
ma erial business, owned and run by
Win. Wirts and F M. Skinner, under
the firm name of the Sandy Furniture
Company; a tirst-c'ass barber shop,
run by Mr Wirtz; a first-class drug
store, owned by Dr J. C McElroy,
who is also one of the foremost phy
sicians of the state; a splendid har
ness and saddlery store, owned by V
El Fosberg; an up-to da'e meat mar
ket .owned by McCormick & Enright;
a large and well equipped stage and
livery business, owned by E. F Dona
hue and F M. Morgan, who also run
a like business at Boring, under the ,
firm name of Morgan & Donahue; a
first-class feed stable, a saloon, and
without question the best equipped
and managed hotel in Clackamas
County, the la’ter three being owned
and managed by Mr Caspar Junker,
who has a so built several private res
idences. and who has just completed
platting and recording, and now has
for sale, lots in Junker's First Ad
dition to the Town of Sandy. Sandy
also has a large chop mill, owned by
Wewer and Meinigs; a prune dryer,
owned by Meinigs; two notary pub
lies. Messrs. George Bornstedt and
John Revenue; a justice of the peace,
T G. Jonsrud. Esq. a constable. Mr.
Bert Jonsrud; Messrs Davis & Davis,
and E. Coalman, contractors, and
Charles Sharnke. painter and deco-
(Continued on second Sandy page)
Carries a lull and complete line of
Farm Implements and Machinery of all
Buggies Carts Etc
HARROW'S; Tooth, Disc, Cutaway,
A full line of
Spring Tooth, Riding and other
HARROWS of every description.
PLOWS, BINDERS REAPERS,
POTATO PLANTERS and DIO
GERS, MANURE SPREADERS,
MOWERS, HAY FORKS, Barn
We do general Blacksmithing of all kinds.
Furnish Loggers supplies.
Make a Speciality oi Horse Shoeing.
made to order
Price* reasonable, Flrat-elaaa worh
All kinds ol harness and shoe re
pairing neatly and promptly done.
J. B. TAWNEY
V. E. FOSBF.RG, Prop.
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Machinery Bolts, Barn Door Hang
of Sandy and its Tributary Country
Uss nn hand s Full I.Ins of
Saddles, HarnetM, Collar*. Whips.
Bits, Spur» and evrything el»<
usually carried by w firxl-cUi» IterMll U**