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The Adams County Record History Corner by Dale Ftsk This is the last part of this series. Hopefully the information I've listed here will be built upon to make it more complete. There is a tentative plan to get some older resi- dents of Meadows Valley together to add to and correct the information that I've been sharing, so watch for that. I received a correction on building #8. Clarence LaFay bought that prop- erty in 1911 from the Coeur d'Or Development Company (the compa- ny that established the townsite), not in 1920 as I had written. 26--Originally a small variety store. Jack Soden bought it and made it a meat locker and butcher shop. He and his wife, Alice, also owned and operated a slaughter- house north of the air- port along the highway. The concrete foundation is still there. After Jack died, Alice and Stanley Parrot ran the business Wednesday, February29, 2012 Page 5 New Meadows Buil tings, Part III as a meeting place for the Boy Scouts. A library occupied the back of the building and the front was used for community events, including voting in election years. It sold in 2001 and is now the Bridgewater Antiques store. 29--This was a vacant lot until the City Hall and Fire station was built. The new fire sta- tion was built at the west end of town, and now the building only serves as City Hall. The first city clerk here was DeEtte McCarty. 30--George Wilson's old two-story ranch house was moved here from Meadows. Una and Al Rlchards lived in it while they ran the Pine Knot Caf. Bud and June Dixon lived here when they ran the caf6. Vince Barra bought the house and the card, and then AI Bent bought him out. Bent still lives in the house, but the caf6 has been closed for years. 31--The Pine Knot Caf6 building was built by a man named Richardson from Pollock. Jim Witherspoon ran it for several years. A1 and Una Richards then bought it and operat- ed the car6 until about 1961. They enlarged the restaurant. Bud and June Dixon owned and operated the Pine Knot for many years. They sold it and bought Zims. Wilsons and another couple bought the card, then sold it to Vince Barra who later bought the Crossroads. Barra sold it to a German cou- ple. Al Ben now manages the property. 32--Gas station with a motel area in back. Fred Krahn owned it in 1956. There was a caf6 here at one time, which Bud Dixon bought and his brother ran it for a while. Bud tore the gas station down and put in the motel trailer next to the Pine Knot. It remains part of the Pine Knot properties managed by Al Bent. 33--This building, known as the IOOF Hall, was originally built as a bank in 1911 as one of the first buildings in town. Lee Highley, engi- neer for the P&IN was a bank official. In later years the lower floor contained the Post Office and a doctor's office. The upper floor housed the IOOF, Rebekah and Theta Rho meeting hall. When the Odd Fellows chm-ter was revoked, the building was sold. It has been totally remodeled. Notes on other build- ings: Bill Ecks blacksmith shop stood on the old C&M Lumber store lot. He did iron work, made horseshoes, shod horses and did repair work. He later pumped out septic tanks. His place burned, along with Ecks in it, about 1959. Ecks Flat between Meadows and for years. After Alice died the main building was demolished. The garage burned with an Edsel car inside it. Bill Fairfield owns the vacant lot today. 27--Before anything was built here, carnivals used to set up here in the summer. A large flat- roofed apartment build- ing was erected here in 1958. It had five apart- ments, a medical clin- ic and the post office. The clinic had moved across the street from #7 in 1959. The post office also moved from #7 to this building at some point. The clinic and post office moved out, the post office mov- ing to its current loca- tion (#25). Various busi- nesses used the former post office space. The apartments were occu- pied until the building was demolished in 2001 by Mike Williams. Bill Fairchild currently owns the empty lot. 28--This building was originally built by a rel- ative of Blake Hancock KATHERINE AVE SOOT" t 1321 3113100291281 27 1261 ]25 124 123 1220011 20 11 VIGINIA ST / HWY 95 6789/,10 1001[13!,12 114 I lS 116 117118 NORA ST O m McCall was named for his family. Harold Bain built a Shell station on the east side of the intersection of Highways 95 and 55. He ran it for 30 or 40 years, and sold out in the 1960s to George and Bill Briggs. The build- ing stood empty for a long time. Kimberland Meadows Golf Resort bought the building and used it for their office. They sold it to the Wilsons who made the Crossroads Caf. Several people ran the caf6 for brief periods, then it became an antique store owned by David Kellogg. The antique store was demolished, and Crawford Real Estate (as of 2006) was in the pro- cess of developing shops and condos. NORTH I don't know who is in this picture, but it's in Casey's Corral sometime around the 1950s. If someone can identify the people, please let me know. Garden Comer Enjoy the Downtime by Myra Weikal Of the eight artichoke seeds I planted, six are up an inch, one is just peeking, and one is a no-show. I'm hoping to get four good plants, and so far I'd say I have a pretty good chance at it. If you are starting seeds now, please remember the plant exchange, scheduled for May 5th in Midvale. Unless you plan to raise an entire garden of tomato plants, you will probably have more seeds than you need in your packets. I happen to have inside information that there will be day lilies there, and I will have some Russian sage to share, among other things. We had some pretty snow flurries that came and went without leaving a trace. Most of the snow is gone from my yard so I have begun to take weekly walks around the flower beds to see what's happening. Every once in a while I prune a couple things, tidy up a bit; nothing ...... by Myrna Weikal ..... ........ "' ''"  ..... dfg'b'al@mte' 355-5829 Jeep. strenuous, but it's a made it necessary to the author relates the start, severely scale back the stories of gardeners she With little else to do, time and effort put into interviewed as she made I picked up a couple the flower beds. But several road trips across books I've been meaning she was determined the U. S. When you to read: "How to have to have a lovely read it you find yourself a green thumb without garden in spite of her laughing and nodding an aching back", by limitations, so she made with recognition of Ruth Stout, 1955; some adjustments, yourself in these other and "Gardening for a abandoning the lush gardener's stories, lifetime", by Sydney color succession of people "singularly Eddison, 2010. Both the perennial border - possessed" with the discuss how to continue beautiful to look at but process of growing, to enjoy a garden even a nightmare to maintain including the antique if age and infirmities to beds containing rose cultivator, the man want to thwart you. more flowering shrubs who had 450 tomato Stout's book is a hoot. with low-maintenance plants, the family farm She had attitude. She habits, and a few select producing hot, hot, unapologetically refused hardy perennials. She hot chiles, the urban to bow to tradition if offers a list of suggested gardener, the California her methods suited plants that did well gardener, the southern her purposes, and she in her Connecticut gardener, the high had at least as much location, and I was desert gardener. confidence in herself as amazed to learn that So, although we'd any so-called "expert." I have many of them rather be actually Focusing mainly on in my own garden. Not gardening, there is vegetable gardening, that I'm old, of course, something to be said for she was among the just practical. Or lazy, reading about it and, as first organic gardeners depending how you look Ruth Stout points out, long before it was the at it. the gardener needs a thing to do. Mulch was Some years ago my break as much as the her mantra. Sadly, the morn gave me a book garden does. Enjoy the book is out of print, but called "People with downtime. We'll be busy certainly not out of date. dirty hands" by Robin soon enough Eddison's book Chotzinoff, 1996. In it focuses mainly on the flower garden. Once [" a daily gardener, age Parts and Service Open On Saturday We service all makes and models Quality Service Award Winning Factory Trained Technician Big City Selection All At One Location HOMoE0000WN ....... 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The scheduled operation date is Feb. 14, 2014. Rates in the agree- ment may appear high, commission staff noted, but the rates are not unreasonable given that all of the plant's energy will be delivered dur- ing peak hours when energy is substantially more valuable. Further, unlike many renewable projects such as wind and solar which are intermittent, all of this project's energy will be available during peak- load hours in the sum- mer. Regarding wheth- er the technology will work, the commission noted that all power purchase agreements it approves contain provi- sions to protect ratepay- ers if the project fails to perform. "Significantly, no payments are made by Idaho Power to Dynamis unless energy is delivered," the com- mission said. The agree- ment also includes liq- uidated damage provi- sions if the facility is not brought on line by Feb. 14, 2014. 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