Log Cabin Group of 1916
In 1916 ten groups of log cabins were the most buildings aside from the cabins for the Pine Knot Lodge and Knight’s second camp on the boulevard. They were largely Redlands owners who used them only during summer. Nearest the Dam and facing Papoose Bay were four of Henry Fisher’s. The barn was nearer the present highway, and fenced east of it some acres were Morrison’s pasture. There was a halfway road to these.
Next, east, were the stable and cabins of the I.S. Ranch.
Then in the present town and back of a five-foot barbed wire fence with gates were, on the south, Rabeth’s six and Goodsell’s two (both Indian Lodge). On the north, but four hundred feet away the three of Colonel Haver’s (Chad’s) and one of John Fishers.
Then on the north corner and along Bartlett’s Road were the six of the Painters (Bartletts). On the way to the lake and above the road, but two hundred feet west were three groups. First the Morrisons, next Severance, and Garstins overlooking the lake. Back on the highway and to the east on the west corner were four, and across the road east the five of Mrs. Bowers (school). One lone cabin facing highway and diagonally across on the east were Dr. Allen’s.
While there were scattered board cabins and a few logs on east on highway, there was no grouping of them. Conklin had a camp and store beyond the present high school, but other cabins were well scattered. In 1917 one long board cabin stood directly in the road, travel going both sides of it. This was called Nugents and its location was a ways west of Preston’s garage location. That was your Valley of that date – a summer resort largely.