A series of photographs were included in Vivian’s scrapbook but their meaning was unclear. They featured Vivian and her father Ronald (R.S.) .
If you will recall, the Cheney school census’ mentioned something about brother Gordon being in Tuscor, MT. He was really in Big Timber, Mt.
Well, I was hoping to bring you some great history about the location of Tuscor, Montana but this was about all I could find at Google and Bing:
Sanders County. Along the Clark Fork River and the former Northern Pacific line north of Trout Creek, Tuscor was once home to a depot and a combination store and post office. The post office was active from 1914 to 1956. The 1920’s were a relatively busy time in Tuscor and the original store was replaced by a much larger building in 1926; the second floor provided a room that served as a dance hall for local residents on Saturday nights. The building burned in 1933 and was replaced by a smaller store building. In 1956, Washington Water Power purchased the town prior to the construction of the Noxon Rapids Dam on the Clark Fork River; the townsite is now under water. Pictured is the Tuscor siding sign along the current Montana Rail Link line.
From Flicker – Postmarks for Montana http://www.flickr.com/photos/outlawpete/5960942937/
So it appears that Tuscor, Montana was a logging area at one time and my grandfather Ronald (R.S.), Vivian, maybe Hilary and my father Keith, and Uncle Gordon were there for a time. Here is grandfather Ronald looking very businesslike:
In the photo below, R.S. is standing next to a man who is not familiar to me, but for some reason I ponder. Is this Uncle Angus? There were rumors that he was in Idaho but my information has him living in West Seattle by 1910? I do not have any pictures of Uncle Angus, Ronald’s brother only photos that are speculation.
The train at Tuscor, Montana 1924:
Vivian standing by a shack 1925
R.S. and his daughter Vivian sitting on a log by a clothesline near shacks?
Vivian and Keith, my dad, probably taken in Tuscor, MT in 1924-25.
Team at work in Tuscor, Montana 1925