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The Adams County Record History Corner by Dale Fisk Evergreen and Tamarack Evergreen Evergreen was a very popular name for loca- tions in the Northwest early in the twentieth century. For a time. the whole area between Starkey and Price Valley was called "Evergreen." Later, this general area was known only as "the Canyon." When the railroad was extended from Council toward Meadows in 1906, it only went as far as a specific spot called Evergreen. This place where the tracks ended was in the first large fiat down river from the present Evergreen Park. The first newspaper reference to this vicin- ity as Evergreen was in January of 1907. Early that year, a hotel was built and operated at the end of the tracks by a Weiser businessman named Ernest Record and his wife, Addie. Eventually a livery sta- ble, a freight house, and several other buildings were erected here. The stage line that operated from Evergreen ferried passengers between the railhead and points north, such as Meadows, McCall and Warren. At 2:30 AM one September morning in 1909, residents of Evergreen awoke to the crackle of fire. The sta- bles and sheds of the Idaho Stage Company were ablaze. Three hors- es were killed, and one stagecoach, five sets of harness and a quan- tity of feed went up in smoke. It was thought that a drunken sheep- herder had been care- less with a cigarette. The hotel and stage station was discontin- ued when the tracks were completed to New Meadows in 1911. The present Evergreen campground was estab- lished by the Forest Service in 1923. The land there had been homesteaded by a man named Prell in 1903. In 1937, Marvin and Lillian Imler built a ser- vice station just south of the campground. This business con- tinued in one form or another until the 1970s. The building (3100 U.S. Highway 95) is current- ly Lila Coates's home. Power lines reached Thursday, April 9, 2009 the homes in this part of the canyon in about 1950 or '51. Tamarack The ,Weiser River leaves the wide mead- ows of Price Valley at Tamarack and begins its journey down the narrow canyon. Before this region was settled it is said that Indians often camped here to hunt and harvest salm- on. The earliest recorded structure at Price Valley was a mail cabin, prob- ably built in the early 1870s. Price Valley, and the mail cabin that was called "Fort Price," were named in honor of mail carrier. Tom Price. Price was born in 1836 in Arkansas, had been a Calffomia pioneer, and was a scout during the Indian wars. He was one of the early settlers at Indian Valley, and became the first mayor of that municipality when it was still known by the name Price origi- nated: "Sour-dough." Price was said to have been "a sort of nomad, I living in different parts of the country, and had a host of friends." About 1884. he ran a soda mill on Mann Creek, and he lived on Hornet creek at one time. Price died at Indian Valley in 1916. Page 5 The Evergreen store sometime before 1958. o Although I didn't write about it, here is a picture of the Pine Ridge store, just I south of Price Valley. This is probably during the winter of 1948-'49, which ] was a record year for snowfall. The road to Lost Valley Reservoir has left the I highway here (not shown, but would be just out of sight to the left in this I photo) for as long as most people who are still alive remember. But the origi- I nal road to the reservoir started from near the present sawmill at Tamarack. [ Census workers to verify addresses in Adams County The Census Bureau will soon launch a mas- sive address canvassing operation to verify and update "more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census. The address canvass- ing operation will be con- ducted out of 151 local census offices across the U.S., including Boise. Boise will run address canvassing operations April 6 June 26. In most cases, census workers will knock on residents' doors to verify addresses and inque about additional living quarters on the prem- ises. Nationwide. more than 140.000 census work- ers will participate in the address canvassing oper- ation, a critically Impor- tant first step in assur- ing that every housing unit receives a census questionnaire in March 2010. In Idaho, approxi- mately 1,350 people will carry out the address canvassing operation. The countdown to the 2010 Census is officially one year out on April 1. "The 2010 Census will be the largest peace- time mobilization in our nation's history," said Ralph Lee, Seattle Regional Director at the U.S. Census Bureau. The Seattle Regional Census Center is head- quartered in Bothell, Washington. and coordi- nates census operations j9- the five-tate terrlto: of Northern California, Oregon; Washington. Idaho and Alaska. The US Constitution requires that everyone living in the United States be counted every ten years. The first publicly vis- ible activity of the 2010 Census is ahead of schedule. "The goal of the cen- sus is to count every- one once. only once, and in the right place." Lee said. The census is used for reapportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the distribution of more than $300 billion in fed- eral dollars every year to state and local govern- ments. Over the last sew eral years, the Census Bureau has been active- ly working on updating its geographic databases and master address files. From implementing the Local Update of Census addresses in the nation. The operation will use new hand held comput- ers equipped with GPS to increase geographic accuracy. The ability to capture GPS coordinates for most of the nation's housing units will great- ly reduce the number of geographic coding errors caused by using paper maps in previous counts. This is the first census to include group quar- ters (such as dormito- ries, group homes, pris- ons and homeless shel- Address (LUCA) program vassing operation, which where more than 11,500 tribal, state and local governments participated in a review of the Census Bureau's address list for their area. to increasing the precision of the GPS mapping, many advanc- es have been made to compile the most com- prehensive listing of "Big Enough to do the Job, But Small Enough to Care" Aggressive drivers beware! Arritola, with ITD's Office of Highway Operations and Safety. "Running late, inattentive driving, speed- ing, squeezing through yellow lights - all can eas- ily lead to traffic crashes." Drivers must recognize what aggressive driving is, understand the risk, and know they will be ticketed ff they choose to drive aggressively, Arritola explained. Examples of aggressive driving include; speeding, not signaling, tailgating, cutting in, not allowing others to merge, stop sign violations, and disregard- ing signals and other signs. Avoid being an aggres- sive driver by planning ahead and allowing extra tlme. Concentrate on drlv- ing, relax, drive the post- ed speed limit and just be late ff pressed for time. If confronted by an aggressive driver safely Baked Ham Turkey g Preying Mandarin (:hici00n Flavor Crisp Chicken I00|KE|'S CAIE 256-4340 /TD Tailgating, changing lanes without warning, speeding, running yellow lights, or ignoring traffic signs or signals makes you an aggressive driver. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) wants you to know that law enforcement patrols will be watching for you. ITD is partnering with law enforcement agencies across Idaho April 10-19 to make highways safer by funding increased aggres- sive driving enforcement patrols. During the aggressive driving enforcement cam- paign, Idaho law enforce- ment officers will increase enforcement of speed lim- its and traffic laws. "Aggressive driving is a serious problem in Idaho where more than half of all traffic fatali- ties are caused by aggres- sive driving," said Cecilia L & L Custom Meats 208) 347-3175 104 W Taylor New Meadows Id. 83654 Industrial park near the school am - 9 should improve both the accuracy and coverage of the final count. get out of the way, do not challenge them by speed- ing up or attempting to hold-your-own in your travel lane, avoid eye con- tact and ignore gestures. Most aggressive driv- ing does not take place on high-speed interstate highways. Nationwide, 88 percent of all speeding fatalities occurred on non- interstate highways dur- ing 2007. according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). At the same time, 78 percent.of fatal crashes in Idaho occurred in rural areas where high- er speed limits are usu- ally in place. For more information about aggressive driv- ing behaviors and how to curb them. please contact ITD's Office of Highway Operatlo and Safety at (208) 334-8100. There will be one final opportunity to add new home construction in early 2010 prior to the mailing of the census questionnaires. Census workers can be identified by the official Census Bureau badge they carry. During the address canvassing oper- ation, census workers may ask to verify a hous- ing structure's address and whether there are additional living q.uarters on the property, 2010 Census workers will never ask for bank by law. (Title 13. U.S. Code. Section 9). By law. the Census Bureau can- not share respondents' answers with the FBI, the IRS, CIA, Welfare, Immigration. or any other government agen- cy. No court of law or law enforcement agency can find out respon- dents' answers. All Census Bureau employ- ees including tempo- rary employees -- take an oath for life to keep census information con- fidential. Any violation of that oath" is punish- ters) in the address can- or soeialgedueitj hafor-!:able:,by a fine :of up .to ..... mation. All census infor- 8250,000 and fiveeyoal*:-'p mation collected, includ- in prison. ing addresses, are con- fidential and protected Now Carrying New Items!! Great Selection of USDA Inspected Retail Meats Beef and Pork Bundles Starting @ $47 Locke'r Hogs available until June 15 Only $175 plus cut and wrap Dell Meats * Smoked Meats * Customized Cuts Tuesday- Friday 8am - 5pm i v