This week, Larry talks about the Walsh family’s long association with the North Fork . . .
Very few of the original homesteader families still have ties to the North Fork, let alone still own land here. Ones that easily come to mind are Huck, Newton, Glover and Holcomb. There is one family with North Fork property that was actually on the North Fork before there was much, if any, homestead activity.
In the mid-1880s, copper magnate Marcus Daly paid for an exploration expedition of the North Fork. The expedition was led by Patrick Walsh, and their assigned task was to lay claim to any coal deposits that were found.