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Object ID 708.057
Scope & Content Homestead Valley
Scott, Thomas C. & family, John Carl, Albert, Dorothy, Rose, Bill, & Jim.
Holdridge, Elmer
Murry, KG.
Ellis, Ed
Ellis, Bill
Schledrew (Photographer)
Scott, Holdridge, and Murry came out from Nome, Alaska in the year 1910 they had taken part in the Gold Rush. Scott proved up on two mines. He injured his lungs due to the cold and had to move south. Many paned for the gold of Nome. I believe Tom Scott's mines were Placer mines from the pictures I have.
Tom C. Scott, and Jennie, My husband's mother and father, met and married in Nome, Alaska, at the time of the Alaskan Gold Rush. My husband Albert spent a lot of time conversing with his father about the years the family lived in Nome. John, Carl, and Albert were born in Nome. The family moved back to the state in 1910.
Dad Scott proved up on two mining claims and came out a well to do man. His reason for leaving was due to his lung problems that were caused by the rugged climate. Dad also had a lumberyard at Nome, and a schooner that supplied it from Seattle.
Murry was Tom's bookkeeper. I believe Holdridge was also an employee. I'm
not sure of the connection between the two. They apparently came out together and decided to homestead. I'm not sure the year, but John Scott, Tom's eldest son was in politics and was able to get the bill through the D.S congress. The bill was to get the title to the Holdridge heirs. The settlement was split between Holdridge heirs, Scott, and Lawyer. (Roger Healy was also a Holdridge heir).
They were told at the land office in Tacoma that anything that hadn't been surveyed was open for homesteading.

The settlement was probably in the 1950's. The Scott's had moved from their
claim to the Holdridge claim when Elmer took a job as track walker for the
Milwaukee railroad. This made it possible for the Scott children to attend North
Bend schools. It was approximately a mile hike through dense forest to reach the one room school situated on the north side of South Fork River across from camp 8 near Weeks Falls. They missed many days of school because of the deep snow. They were true pioneers. The boys always carried a gun and were excellent hunters.

Object Name Letter
Collection Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum Special Collection Archives
Date 2002
Year Range from 2002
Year Range to 2002
Search Terms Homestead Valley
South Fork
Weeks Falls
Anabe Falls
CM&SP Railroad
Mount Washington
Granite Mountain
Homestead Valley School
Twin Falls
People Scott, Thomas C.
Scott, John Carl
Scott, Albert
Scott, Dorothy
Scott, Rosa
Scott, William R
Scott, James
Holdridge, Elmer
Murry, KG
Ellis, Ed
Ellis, Bill
Schledrew, ?
Healy, Roger