Raymond Hough, one of six entrepreneurial brothers who settled in this area, came to “String Town” in 1900. Mining, ranching, banking, and business ventures accorded the Houghs prominence in the community. Raymond served as bookkeeper and later as…

In 1906, speculative investor Leonard A. Corey and wife Mary set up housekeeping in a tent along the Clark’s Fork River, awaiting completion of their new home. Several years before, Corey, brother-in-law Samuel H. Glidden, and others had formed the…