Black and white photo that shows the Co-op Store, parts of Main Street, and more of the town

Ice and Ice Cream

Prior to electric refrigerators, ice was an important commodity, and the “south pond” between 600 and 800 West on Forest Street (Watkins Park) was the best local source. The Watkins family delivered ice to local homes...

Charles W. Knudson

Fruit and produce shipping to Idaho and Montana was a lucrative business. Among the most successful in the shipping business was Charles W. Knudson, who traveled to Butte, Montana, in 1881 to develop a market for the...