Here are some more of the pictures sent to us by Ed Vogel of
Buhl, Idaho … taken from the Centennial edition of the Times
EQUIPMENT FOR USE in construction of the Salmon dam was hauled
to the site by this ‘land’ steam engine. The heavy and slow
engine pulled a great load of materials along behind. In the early
days of the tract similar engines were used in threshing and today
Ed Vogel, Buhl, has a unique collection of such engines, all in
working condition. The men pictured in this photo which was taken
by C. E. Bisbee were not identified. One thing for certain, the
iron wheels did not develop any flat tires during the trip.
IMPORTANT PEOPLE in the Buhl community in the World War 1 years
were these members of the volunteer fire department. Compared to
today’s machines the fire wagon leaves much to be desired but
it was of the latest design in 1918. Shown in the picture are Harry
Barry, Louis Zukel, Fred Smith, Walter Goss, Doc Olson, Bob
Stewart, Charlie Snyder, Stan Webber, Bill Parish and Frank
Carleton. Notice the chains on the rear wheels of the fire truck.
This was necessary because many roads were still unpaved in 1918.
This picture is owned by L. F. Wiseman.