Clipped From The Huntington Herald
"In the party besides myself wer my brother John, Wm. Hull, Sile Blossom, Mart Zook and Jim PUcher. Well, sir, we went in and when we circled ont on a good landing place w did have a powerful nice lot of Bali. We had aome big red horse that weighed as high as eight pounds, and we had twenty - two black suckers that ranged around two "pounds each. But t didnt hold the boys to the agree - ' ment. I made them put the fish with the others to be divided equally." Waa the Jim j PUcher you mentioned connected In any way with PUoher'i Chapel V was asked of Mr. . Fisher. ; "It waa Jim's father, John PUcher, that donated a half acre of land where the first log church was built," replied the - old man. "On account or the donation the members decided td name it Pilcher'i Chapel and it has been going by that name ever since. John Pilcher lived Just south of the church a little ways. Frank Ray owns the land now. My brother, John P. Fisher, lived close and was one of the first members." "Where was the first saw - mill ideated here at Monument City?" 1 asked. "Right back of our house here," answered Silas. "Well, right about where we have our chicken park. Steve and Sumner Weeks ran It a . long time. It never was a waWt mill but was run by steam. They finally added a corn crusher and used It in - connection with the sawing." By way of supplement to the above, J. might add that some of the early "records seem to' indicate, that the ' first saw - mill in Monument City was owned and operated by Weeks & Klyter, who also owned a store in the village. Other store proprietors down through the years Include 0. W. By - ram, Noah and Isaac Hlldebrand, James and John Hollett, George Welter, Jonas Calvert, C. E. Hefner and A. J. Beal. It was Hefner St Beat .who made a double building out of the original structure. The present proprietor of '.the Monument City store is John W. Mosher.