Brooklyn: 0054.0522

            Brooklyn is making a remarkable growth.  Last week it was a forest, today it’s a small city and as rapidly as lumber arrives it’s put into stores and office buildings.  Every boat brings from twenty to a hundred passengers.  Tents are plentiful and a number are sleeping under trees in blankets.  The 125,000 feet of lumber Mr. Beer received Tuesday has all been disposed of for building and there is not a man in camp who is idle, if he desires work.  The new Crown Point hotel gave its first breakfast Tuesday morning.  Foundation timbers are laid for several hotels, stores and shops.  Mr. Parker, the general townsite owner, is clearing the streets and lots, cutting out the streets and improving the townsite as rapidly as axemen can swing their axes.  All is activity and bustle.  Lots that were placed on the market for $50 a week or ten days ago, have changed hands several times and Tuesday of this week lots on Lake Street sold for $200.  Every boat brings buyers and the sale is increasing rapidly.  Permanency of the camp is assured by the fact that the tunnel, three miles out, will require eight or ten months in construction, making a daily payroll of six to eight hundred dollars.  Added to this will be tie cutters, bridge builders, those who work in the woods and grades.  This will be no small item.  Every pound of provisions, all supplies and tools of whatever nature must come to Brooklyn.  Its position is one that commands all the interior country which will be reached by the forty-mile wagon road, now under course of construction by the contractors,  Messrs. Mann, Foley & Larsen.  At present all work is concentrated upon this piece of road and is progressing favorably.  From the company warehouses, which are now almost complete, will come all the supplies for more than two-thirds of the line, for as quickly as the “tote” road is completed supplies will be rushed to Cascade City, forty miles distant, and then active operations will begin in both direction from Cascade and at intermediate points.  At the present time there are several hundred men working while others are being engaged daily.  The pile driver is expected every day to begin work on the wharf for the C.P.R. which will be 40x150 feet, built in a most substantial manner.  Capt. Whitmore brings the tramp steamer in almost daily with all manner of freight aboard.  The Rossland and Kootenay call daily with freight and passengers.  There are people from all sections of the northwest, speculators, sightseers, and laborers.  The woods are filled with white tents, bunk houses in tents are turning away lodgers, the only hotel in town runs a continuous meal from five a.m. until long after nightfall, all seeking to buy real estate, attracted by the handsome pay roll which will be disbursed monthly.

0054.0522: Brooklyn

Brooklyn is growing rapidly.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  June 24, 1898
Publisher:  Trail Creek News
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0054)


People arrow Beerarrow
People arrow Parkerarrow
People arrow Whitmorearrow
Transportation arrow Boats arrow SS Kootenayarrow
Transportation arrow Boats arrow SS Rosslandarrow
Transportation arrow Wharfsarrow
Industry arrow Construction arrow Railwayarrow
Transportation arrow Bridgesarrow
Cities arrow Cascadearrow
Cities arrow Brooklyn arrow Businesses arrow Real Estate, Townsites, Land Promotionsarrow
Cities arrow Brooklyn arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Crown Point Hotelarrow
Cities arrow Brooklyn arrow Street Names arrow Lake Streetarrow
Transportation arrow Railways arrow Tunnelsarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Tiesarrow


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