| One of
the most picturesque places along the Salmon River is the stage station and post
office known as Goff. It is the home of J.O. Levander, whose enterprise
has made this station the beautiful point that it is.
Goff is situated at
the mouht of Race Creek, six miles below Pollock. it is the supply point
for about a dozen fine farms situated along Race Creek, as well as a large part
of the ever-busy mining country along the Salmon river. Mr. Levander first
settled at Goff in the spring of 1896. He conducted a general merchandise
store, a post office and a hotel. He also had a feed barn and made a
business of keeping travelers. His station is the first stop over on the
stage line between the Meadows and Grangeville and the only place between the
two points where a lay over is made longer than it takes to change the
Two years ago Mr.
Levander erected the fine hotel and residence shown in the accompanying cut.
(*the microfilm was very faint and a copy of the photo was not able to be
copied) It is a real treat to the eye of the stranger who is making his
first trip up the Salmon river. He is told that it is a short distance to
Goff. He looks up the river and sees nothing but barren hills for
miles. He is usually joked and no explanation given. He is just
reconciling himself to a long wait and commenting in his own mind upon the
estimate of defiance made by his fellow travelers, when he suddenly comes to the
little cove in the hillside which he would have never guessed was there.