Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Jim Turpin]
There was some freighting on the Black Hills Trail with Ox teams. Later when the railroad came through they made a north swing from Stuart to Newport because of the body of water there then. They could row a boat between the towns at that time. Now it is very dry and the [new?] highway has been placed straight through this lowland.
There were a few disputes [ofer?] land claims. At one old settler's picnic Jim received a $1.00 prise for being the oldest reisdent in the county present.