April 1, 1915

Gene Dunham has gone up the lake by launch to begin work on O.P. Maxwell’s new residence near Stehekin. The structure will be absolutely fine proof being made entirely of cement, with a steel floor. Mr. Maxwell is having the home built with the idea of making it a hunting lodge for his friends. The estimated cost of the building and improvements on the grounds is about $50,000.00.

January 18, 1917

Word comes to us that O.P. Maxwell, who is spending the winter in Tacoma, will bring in with him a portable saw mill to be set up at his ranch to saw out flume lumber.

March 28, 1918

O.P. Maxwell, who spent the winter in Tacoma, returned to Lakeside on Tuesday and will go to his ranch to the Stehekin on Friday’s boat.

April 29, 1920

Bob Pershall and family came down from Stehekin. He has sold his ranch to O.P. Maxwell.

April 12, 1922

R.D. Patterson, who has been spending the winter at O.P. Maxwell’s ranch, came down on Saturday’s boat and went out to Entiat to visit relatives.

May 31, 1934

We understand that O.P. Maxwell is going to put in a sawmill in the lake.

July 23, 1936

Stehekin Visitors: O.P. Maxwell of Stehekin visited the James home Saturday evening en route to Wenatchee on business.