NEW TOWN IS SPRINGING UP
NEW HOTEL, POOL ROOM, MOVING PICTURES HOUSE, TOWN HALL AND GENERAL STORE JUST FINISHED AT BRANCH LINE TOWN - NEW SHINGLE MILL IS ALSO GOING UP
Rapid progress is being made in the recent development work launched at Mays, the new town on the South Bend branch of the Northern Pacific, a mile west of Meskill. A 35-room hotel has been completed, together with a new general store, mill offices, pool room and moving pictures house and town hall. The work has been carried through the Baker-May Lumber Company, which operates a big sawmill in the town and which has just placed about 1,000 acres of logged off land on the market.
In addition to all of this development, work is progressing rapidly on the erection of the new shingle mill being built at Mays by C. A. Butler and J. C. Butler, two brothers of Ballard. The new mill will have a daily capacity of 30,000 shingles.
Source: The Centralia Daily Chronicle-Examiner, Monday, 6 Jul 1914, p. 5.
Transcribed by Jenny Tenlen.