Segment Synopsis: Joe Wells' background from North Carolina: a
slave until the Civil War, he was treated like
one of Wells' sons. The Wells brothers got
Bob West to accompany them to town with
$10,000 in gold.
Segment Synopsis: He sold some cattle in North Carolina and
decided to look over the West with some
others. Too much rain in Seattle. Looking
at the railroad map in Spokane, he found
he knew quite a few people in the Latah
County area. He quit job with Shields when
he's asked to unload coal in the rain.
Travelling around the West. Buying a place
on Moscow Mountain; building and farming.
Segment Synopsis: A man in Brewster, Washington, wrote Elmer in
North Carolina to find him a Negro to work
at his ranch. Elmer persuaded a man to try
it, and he liked it so well he took a homestead
adjoining. Elmer met the ranch owner on a
bus years later. The Negro eventually sold his
homestead for $16,000 and went back to North
Carolina, but finally returned to Brewster.
Segment Synopsis: Elmer meets a contractor looking for work in
the West; he gets him to take a look at Spokane,
and the man gets a job building the high school
in Kellogg. He became a millionaire from
Day's stock too. Day took a wild chance to