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History of the Keller Ferry

John Christopher (J.C.) Keller was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 16, 1858, and came west in 1882. He conducted the post office and a general store at Hesseltine, northwest of Wilbur and when the railroad was built to Davenport, Keller moved to Almira and opened a mercantile store.

In 1897, anticipation of the opening of the Colville Reservation south half to mineral entry, prompted him to buy...

 

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