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New Meadows in Adams County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

J. I. Morgan, Inc.

 
 
J. I. Morgan, Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
1. J. I. Morgan, Inc. Marker
Inscription.
In 1946 Jack Morgan and his brother Ed purchased the logging division at New Meadows, Idaho, from Boise Payette Lumber Company.
The new company was called

J. I. Morgan, Inc.

In the years that followed, the company was instrumental in the development of the community and contributed in many ways to make New Meadows and the surrounding area a viable and productive place to live.

At one time the company was the largest independently owned logging company in the Northwest, employing approximately 120 people with a payroll approaching $3 million.

Its leaders and employees have served in various elected capacities at local and state levels. The company has served as a good neighbor and pillar of the community, providing important resources whenever needed and anonymously contributing to various causes.
 
Location. 44° 58.248′ N, 116° 17.275′ W. Marker is in New Meadows, Idaho, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95 and South Commercial Avenue, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 95. Touch for map. Marker is located near the old Pacific Idaho Northern Railroad Depot building. Marker is in the grassy area between the railroad depot building and the
J. I. Morgan, Inc. Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
2. J. I. Morgan, Inc. Marker (wide view)
highway, along with some vintage logging vehicles. Marker is in this post office area: New Meadows ID 83654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Packer John's Cabin (approx. 3.3 miles away); The CCC Worker (approx. 9.7 miles away); McCall City Jail (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is a metal tablet mounted on a large granite stone. The marker is in excellent condition
 
Also see . . .
1. New Meadows, Idaho.
The city of New Meadows hosts the last surviving Pacific and Idaho Northern (PIN) Railroad Depot. Without the Pacific and Idaho Northern Railroad, New Meadows would arguably not have existed. The PIN Railroad ran from Weiser to an area about two miles (3 km) from Meadows, thus creating the site of modern-day New Meadows, founded in 1911. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. City of New Meadows History.
Settlers began coming into the valley in the 1880's. Charlie and Caroline Campbell, who with their family built the 20,000 acre Circle C ranch were among the first in the valley. For several years this was the largest cattle ranch in the state. The Pacific and Idaho Northern Railroad reached the site of New Meadows in 1911. Col. Edgar Heigho,
Vintage Logging Equipment (<i>near the marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
3. Vintage Logging Equipment (near the marker)
president and general manager of the railroad, envisioned a planned community. He drew up a design that provided for an elegant railroad depot on the west end of town facing the palatial Hotel Heigho on the east end. The railroad had a huge impact on the town of New Meadows and the surrounding area. This includes a lasting rift between the town of Old Meadows, its residents and anyone that broke a verbal agreement that called for a boycott of the railroad. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. The Historic P&IN Railroad Depot.
On May 16, 1899, the first spike of the Pacific and Idaho Northern Railway was driven into the first rail at the City of Weiser located in Washington County, Idaho. It would be 12 years later before the last rail would be laid, 90 miles north at the new town site of New Meadows, at that time also located in Washington County. The track ended at the beautiful new brick depot building located on the western edge of the new town site. The two story bracketed Italianate structure, with its graceful 3 arch portico entry was designed by Architect H. W. Bond of Weiser. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Vintage Logging Equipment (<i>near the marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
4. Vintage Logging Equipment (near the marker)
Vintage Logging Equipment (<i>near the marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
5. Vintage Logging Equipment (near the marker)
Former Pacific Idaho Northern Railroad Depot (<i>near the marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
6. Former Pacific Idaho Northern Railroad Depot (near the marker)
Pacific & Idaho Northern Railway Depot - National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
7. Pacific & Idaho Northern Railway Depot - National Register of Historic Places
J. I. Morgan Logging Truck: Logging business still active here today image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
8. J. I. Morgan Logging Truck: Logging business still active here today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 21, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   7, 8. submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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