Historical Note - Week of July 5th
Big Timber Pioneer, July 6, 1893
The writer [unknown] heartily enjoyed a chat with him [unknown] over old times in Cooke where both were black-listed by the Republic Co. who were about the only ones at the time employing any men, he because he was suspected of knowing more than the superintendent, and I of being a busted tin horn gambler. We tried to recall the language we used in expressing our opinions of the company and of the world in general, as we sat holding down the corner of Jack Allen’s sidewalk, watching the fortunate bucket brigade marching to work, but memory failed us, and imagination would not come to the rescue, as present conditions are not equal to the emergency. It is almost unnecessary to state that the company did not operate but a short time, in consequence of such a suicidal move.