March 15, 1888
While visiting at Bailey a few days since the reporter learned that Mrs. McGraw will build four summer cottages, a greater number than heretofore stated, Two of them are now well on to completion. They are to be picturesquely arranged on the hill side, and will be painted in a variety of colors, so as to adorn the landscape.
Each cottage will be 12' x 20', with two rooms, fireplace, portico fronting the South, and so on. It is not intended to have cooking or other domestic affairs going on in the cottages, as there are already two excellent places for day boarders at that place provided by Mrs. McGraw and Mrs. Elizabeth L. Entriken.
Since purchasing the old Bailey townsite the energetic postmistress has had all the old and unsightly buildings removed. Some rustic bridges have been built, one over the Platte, and another aver a small arroyo, so that the whole appearance of the place is rendered very attractive.
Ira Johnson, a late comer from Michigan, is building a rustic residence for himself at Bailey in a neat manner. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. E. McGraw, and, being an architect and builder, has charge of the construction of the summer cottages that are being erected by the latter.
The resorts in Deer Valley, which are in charge of Mr. Charles Nickerson, will, it's thought, bring much more business to this station next summer than it has enjoyed for a year or two. It is unfortunate that the death of Vice President Potter, of the Union Pacific Railroad, will break up plans for improvement here, as he was understood to be interested in the deal.
The Estabrook School closes on the 23 road of this month. Mrs. Rowlen has been teaching there. The people of Bailey are subscribing to fund to assist Mr. Tuttle, formerly of Georgetown, to study for the ministry. Mr. Tuttle obtained a license to preach at the suggestion of some friends at this place, and will continue to hold service in Euchre Valley, as he has done for some time past.