Long Creek Ranger October 16, 1902
Monument is somewhat on the boom right at the present time.



Messrs. Dinwiddie & Prophet has the new church building about completed.

J.T. Rue and Mrs. T Cochran left yesterday morning for Salem with Mrs. Smith, who has been very sick at this place.

Lewis Bonham, who was in the employ of the M.M. Co., has severed in connection with the same, preparatory to attending business college at Portland. His place has been supplied by Fred Westerberg, formerly of Minneapolis, MN. Mr.Westerberg is an expert accountant and a jolly good all around fellow and we think he will be a valuable addition to the firm.

The wedding of Mr. Rex Sweek and Miss Dulcie Allen, both of this place, which occurred last week, was a very quiet affair until about 11 o'clock that night the boys and gals in town appeared on the scene with all the bells and tin pans they could scrape up and the way they woke up the young couple would be hard to describe here. But suffice it to say that in due time the noisy crowd was invited in and treated to all of a nice cake and wine and other delicacies in fact all that heart could wish. Long may they live to enjoy the blessings of married life.

On June 3, 1894 a cyclone swept down upon the peaceful town of Long Creek. Several houses were demolished and three people were killed.

On July 3, 1910 a fire destroyed several business houses. A general grocery store owned by C.W. Conger, Hotel, Butcher shop , saloon, and the Methodist Church and also damaged several houses near by.

Excerpt from the Long Creek Ranger 1902


Henry W. Miller aged about 60 years of the Middle Fork near Kilbride, after an illness of a few days, died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. P.S. Noyer Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock, from a severe cold and congestion of the lungs.

Mr. Miller had been a resident of the middle Fork about five years, having come here from near Lexington, Morrow county, and was generally well liked by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. As far as we can learn he had no relatives in this section, he being a bachelor. His remains were interred at the Kilbride graveyard Wednesday.

Donated by Rene Houston





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