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Beginning of the Orchard Homes Ditch - 1900

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The two notices below, from April 2, 1900, signaled the beginning of Orchard Homes Ditch in Missoula.

Notice to Contractors

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the undersigned until 5 o’clock p.m., April 4, 1900, for furnishing the materials and labor of all kinds necessary for the construction, etc., of head gate, check and waste gates, culverts and bridges on the Orchard Homes canal.

Plans, specifications and other information may be obtained at the office of Finkelnburg  & Catlin.

All proposals must be accompanied by a certified check of $100.

The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.

Cobban & Dinsmore

Teams and Men Wanted

Fifty teams wanted to do scraper and plow work. Fifty men wanted.

Cobban & Dinsmore

These 2 notices appeared on the same page in the April 2, 1900 Daily-Democrat Messenger


Oscar Finkelnburg died in Missoula on August 26, 1920.

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