Today’s Throwback Thursday from the Montana Memory Project Archives was taken by Louise Gerber Gilbert.
It is captioned: Ed Mackay with steelhead and Andrew Erickson’s dog, Moose, about 1926. Note the stumps from clearing the road right-of-way. This was in the clearing along the road into Powell, and you can see that crews were working to clear the right of way for the road beyond Powell Ranger Station. Brief discussion about the crews building the road into Lochsa and Powell. Bud, his dad, and Ray Beach were cutting cedar rails here in 1928, just before the road came into Powell.
For more information about the photo contact the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana.