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Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.


     MILTON C. SALTER is the proprietor of the Almira livery stable, one of the leading business establishments in that town, and which has been conducted in such a manner that it enjoys a thriving patronage.  Mr. Salter has a large establishment, excellent rigs, and a good stand of driving and riding horses, and leaves nothing undone for the comfort and safety of his patrons.
     Milton C. Salter was born in Michigan, on April 10, 1868, being the son of John W. and Emaline (Clendenen) Salter.  The father was born in England and came to America when a young man and settled with his parents on a farm in Michigan.  He learned the machinist's trade which he followed a portion of his life and also did contracting on the construction work of the railroad.  He was in the shops of the leading railroads for over thirty years and is now a retired citizen in Michigan.  The mother was born in New England and died when our subject was an infant.  Milton C. received his education in the district schools of Michigan, then went to work on his grandfathers' farm, where he remained until 1885.  In that year he journeyed west to Iowa and worked some time for wages then returned to Michigan.  In 1887, he went to Nebraska and engaged with a sheep dealer.  His business was to make journeys to Nevada and other points and purchase large bands of sheep and take them across the plains to Nebraska.  In 1890, he came to Almira, Washington and spent two years working for wages.  He then went into the horse business and turned his attention to raising horses until 1900, in which year he opened his present stable in Almira.  Since then, Mr. Salter has been paying constant attention to his livery business and the result is a very fine patronage.
     In 1900, Mr. Salter married Miss Florence Coley.  She was born in Indiana and came to Washington with her parents in 1888.  They lived sometime at Sprague and later moved to Almira and now dwell on the farm near Hartline.
     To Mr. and Mrs. Salter, two children have been born, Nila V. and Hazel M.
 

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