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Pictures - Southeastern Idaho
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(above left) Russell Yardley, Tie Bucker, Union Pacific Timber Treating Plant (Tie Plant), Pocatello, Idaho, ca. 1940. Men were paid on a piece work basis, about 2 cents per tie. Ties weighed between 110 and 200 pounds each. A days work was 400 ties when they were available. Thus one worker handled, on average, 30 tons of ties per day, for $8.00. These wages were not bad for the depression era. Photo courtesy of Elmer Yardley via F.W. Dykes.

(above center) Historical Map showing early trails and railroads in southern Idaho and adjacent areas and changes in the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation (from Wrigley, 1942, Fig. 13.) Click on image for a larger view

(above right) View of Pocatello roundhouse, taken from coal tipple, by Cook Photo, late 1920s. The roundhouse is at its largest extent, with 49 stalls. Each stall had a chimney for the locomotive smoke. The Union Pacific heating plant (power house) chimney, still standing though unused, is on the left. The turntable in the center is still in use. Yellowstone Avenue is in the distant right. Clifford Peake collection, Bannock County Historical Society.