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Early Settlers of Lemhi Valley, Idaho

Alexander Barrack, born in Scotland in 1847, followed his brother to the U. S. in 1869, settling in Lemhi Valley the same year, and erecting a flouring mill in partnership with him in 1872, which property he later owned separately. From him I learn that the annual crop of wheat in the valley was 11,000 bushels. His mill ground 6,000 pounds per diem. Joseph Barrack, born in Scotland in 1844, migrated to the U. S. in 1859, and after two years spent in lumber manufacture in Illinois came to California across the plains with a horse-team, stopping but a few months before he went to Oregon to engage in mining on Powder River. Being robbed by the Indians of all ho possessions, he removed to Lemhi Valley in 1864, where he farmed and raised stock. He married Josie J. Johnson in 1882. John R. Clough, born in Illinois in 1S45, was bred a farmer, and attended the common schools. In 1866 he crossed the plains to Beaver Head County, Montana, where he remained 3 years at farming. After a visit to his old home, he settled in Lemhi Valley, where he engaged in raising horses and cattle. He married Lucy Rosa in 1872. J. H. Hockensmith, a native of Kentucky, born in 1834, brought up on a farm, and educated in the common schools, was taught the trade of carriage-making. In 1857 ho came overland to Cal., mining and working at his trade until 1864, when ho removed to Idaho. Ho mined 1 year at Idaho City, and after visiting Washington and Montana for short periods, he settled in...

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