Photo taken by Richard Aaron Pierce on September 24, 2004. Taken from the road coming into Spring Creek, which is in the foreground of this photo. Louis O. Houdon's house is barely visible far left in the tree line and construction is underway near the Frey house on the right.
The Ranch on Spring Creek started as a miner's cabin built by Louis O. Houdon ca. 1881. Photo taken in December 1998 by Richard Aaron Pierce.
In the 1880 Census for Pleasant Valley, Louis O. Houdon was a boarder with Ed Rose and he was killed by Nan-tio-tish and his renegade Apache band on July 12, 1882!
Al Rose was killed at this location by eight or so unknow persons. The facts point to Glenn Reynolds and his shotgun that did the deed! No one was ever charged in his murder.
Photo by Richard Aaron Pierce December 1998.
Above is the house built by the Wilbanks family in the early 1900s.