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On September 4, 1914 the Olympic Tribune reported:

West End Enjoys Prosperity

Former School Teacher Says that Clallam Bay - Forks District Becomes Enterprising

A former teacher having taken a week's trip thru the county from Clallam Bay to Forks, returning via the new road from Sappho to Fairholme, reports that section in prosperous and enterprising condition….

The county roads are in good condition and compare with any of the newer roads in the county. The following are now running machines [cars]: Messrs. Jack Hahn, Stange, [Al] Merrill, Kidd, Maybury, Lloyd Taylor, John Grader and the Palmer Bros.

The big steamers make frequent trips from Fairholme to Forks and Mora, returning the same day….

No trip could be more pleasant or less expensive than the one from the lakes to the ocean, which is only a mile from Mora. The Indian village at LaPush is most interesting; many beautiful baskets are made and sold there….

Where the Dickie and Quillayute rivers join is a most scenic spot. Here Sam Morse has located with his family. He has built a cannery of no small size and has a thriving business during the canning season, which is now on. Salmon come up the river where they are caught and hauled to the cannery. Here they are promptly cared for by competent helpers….

Several parties of Angeles businessmen autoed to Forks and Mora last week and were much pleased with the new road and change of scene….

Lloyd Taylor brought Mrs. Theo. Rixon and friends to the Lacy place Saturday. Mrs. Rixon shipped her beautiful piano in over the new road. It came thru in perfect condition.

Lloyd Taylor autoed from Mora to the lakes Sunday morning. Miss Frank Morse was one of the party going out to attend high school at Port Angeles. He made the trip from Sappho to Fairholme in less than 1 1/2 hours, a distance of twenty miles.

Mrs. Sam Morse accompanied by Miss Nell Morse, Mr. Sam Morse and Lloyd Curtis returned to Mora with Lloyd Taylor Sunday.



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photographs relevant to journal entries Main Street in Forks, Cottage Hotel 2 Women, Children and Man on Beach Cannery and Cable Bridge from Mora Post Office Couple Hanging off Large Driftwood Root

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