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"Not only did the fire destroy the timbers of the splash dam under construction, but it also burned the tops of the log rafts that lay in the water so that the stored logs were not marketable. It was a hard blow for Nelson & Shaw, but they later bought Frank Stencil out.

Meanwhile, due to their location close to the water, the homes of the Egges and the Ellingsons were saved by the loggers who poured water over them. All the other buildings in New London were destroyed, and the homeless families stayed with the Ellingsons and the Egges until they could put up new shacks.

Logging operations in that area continued when Merrill & Ring joined with Polsons to extend their logging railroad into the scorched standing timber so that it could be salvaged."




Ida Trough says:

"When I was eleven, Herman Walkers moved from New London to Axford. I went with them and attended school there. They were very friendly people and I adored Grandfather Marcus Walker. I went to Humptulips to take the eighth grade examinations.

After that I lived with Kirkaldies. Nellie, Anna, and I had bicycles. We would row across the river and come to high school in Hoquiam.

After graduation, I took a business course and worked in offices. In 1914, I married Richard Trough, and we bought some acreage from my cousin Alfred Nelson. Richard was employed for many years in the office of the Indian Agency in Hoquiam. He passed away in August, 1953.

Also, In 1914, my sister Olena Egge married William Seaman. The Seamans leased and ran the Quinault Hotel which was owned by Olsons. "Connie" was employed as cook. After her husband's death, Mrs. Seaman bought the hotel, which later was destroyed by fire. Some six years afterward Olena married George Miller, of Michigan.

Constance Egge married Joe Brant, a mechanic for Polson Logging Co., and later for Rayonier.

Henry Egge remained a bachelor. He was employed in logging camps, and later had his own logging concern in partnership with Ernest Ellingson. When Polson logged the area he left a huge tree standing as a marker between the Bennett Ellingson and the Dick Trough properties. In 1946 Henry Egge felled it and logged off. He was also interested in mining, and at the time of his death, in 1954, was affiliated with C.W. Jenkins, of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The three sisters still reside at New London (1958)."