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J. Price Sharp, Banta's partner in the Queets colonization, took a claim but never lived on it and finally let it go back to the government.

Charles Gilman, who mapped out a feasible route for the railroad, was so confident it would come through to Lake Quinault that he gave up his job with the railroad company and took a claim there. However, his dream never materialized. The Peninsula is still waiting for a railroad.

Charles Lawler, who came in with Banta, decided to settle at Kalaloch; while F. W. Boss and N. Nellis took homesteads on Nellis Creek, a tributary of the Clearwater.

On the northwest side of the Queets, opposite the mouth of Matheny Creek, was the Bertha Wartman homestead, later owned by Charles Streater. Just above her was her sister Rosie's claim. Rosie later married Jack Beard (Jack the Ripper). Beyond the Wartmans was the Gilkey place, later owned by a Mr. Smith.

On the southeast side of the Queets and east from the bridge were: Norr, Jack Beard and John Olson. Olson had a clearing on either side of the Salmon River at its junction with the QUeets. Later, George Anderson and W. H. Fox settled beyond him on the Salmon.

Above Olson on the Queets was W. W. Hartzell, then W. H. Schaupp, then James Donaldson, Phil Phelan, Miss Anna Dickey, and Miss Dora Head (two nurses), and F. W. King. Beyond these was Adam Matheny.

Now the Queets took a big bend northward, and there some fifteen milees from its mouth, Frederick N. Streater settled, on the northwest side. Beyond him were the Newmans, Chas. Glover, Sorensons, Geo. Phelan and the three Killea brothers.


Frederick Streater of Trinidad, Colorado, migrated first to Seattle. Enthused by glowing reports of free land and huge timber in the beautiful Queets-Clearwater valley, he decided to move his family onto a homestead on the upper Queets, seven miles above James Donaldson.

Mr. and Mrs. Streater with their children, LeRoy, John, Charles (then eleven years of age) and Ruby, a baby, came by train to Gate, near Oakville, and from there to South Aberdeen where they arrived on August 2, 1893.