LOCAL HISTORY PROJECT

Tollhouse Series 3
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The Tollhouse Store in winter. The tree has no leaves and has grown. The Peak is visible in the background and the bar is shown on the right. This is an A.C. Mudge picture of the early photography firm of Maxwell and Mudge. All of their pictures had the i.d. writing and numbering and were taken in the early 1920's.

circa: 1922

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Modern picture of the third Tollhouse Store and the Peak. The cottonwood tree is at it's height of growth, it was cut down two years after this picture. The old store was behind all of the foliage on the left of the picture. The bar used to be behind the tree in the background right. Another then and now picture.

circa: 1922

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This blurry picture is of the Pine Ridge stage in front of the Tollhouse Store. The copy that was copied was blurry so this is also. The stage is simply a flatbed wagon with seats mounted on it. It has a canvas cover used for warmth in the winter and used to keep the dust off the passengers in the summer. The stage made it to the Shaver Mill area in two days from the valley, overnighting in Tollhouse both ways. More "old west" type stages were also used in addition to this one.

circa: 1900

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Picture is Jim Parish and his wife in front of the Tollhouse Store. The stage has become motorized but has retained the seats and canvas cover of the earlier stages. Note the solid rubber tires and the brass headlights.

circa: 1918

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A slightly better picture of the motorized Pine Ridge stage in front of the Tollhouse Store. Note the chain drive on the truck's rear axle and the two people visible on the porch of the store.

circa: 1918

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This is the second Tollhouse Store taken after it was abandoned but before it was torn down. Visible on the left of the picture is the third store, the store of today and the new gas station. Note the sag of the porch and the stools for the lunch counter on the right side of the store. The building was torn down and rebuilt as a house from the foundation up. The original supports were retained as the house support, leaving a large space for storage under the store.
circa: 1956

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The Tollhouse Store before it was torn down from a southwest angle. On the right is the old gas station with the garage behind it. The gas station and pumps were taken down at the same time as the old store. The bed and falls of Big Dry Creek are visible in the background.

circa: 1956

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Looking east through Tollhouse; the store is on the left, the bar in the middle, and the livery barn on the right. The cottonwood tree is flourishing and the oak branches at the top of the picture are from the big water oak in front of the hotel. Note the car in the street and the barely visible Tollhouse Store sign on the left top of the store.

circa: 1930

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A picture looking east through Tollhouse. The store is on the left, the bar in the middle right, and the livery barn on the right. The barn has wood stacked in it, probably because its days of housing horses are over. The line across the picture comes from someone folding and creasing it. The oak branches from the tree in front of the hotel are at the top of the picture.

circa: 1930

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A picture of the Tollhouse Bar. A story has it that the bar was closed forever by Max Yancey after a fatal accident. After a wild night of partying, a fire had been built in front of the bar and a drunken woman fell into it, burning to death. Max Yancey, the owner of the building, felt responsible. At his order, no alcohol was sold in any form in Tollhouse until after his death in the 1960's.

circa: 1905

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