|Eight years ago there located
on Camas Prairie on the present town site of Lowe a former Montana freighter of
fifteen years experience. Endowed with all the hardlihood of a
frontiersman Daniel m. Day was well fitted for the task the future had in store
for him. At the time of his settlement the Camas Prairie was as yet not
known as an agricultural country, and cattle and horses roamed the vast prairie
in semi-wild herds of gigantic proportions. Mr. Day's ranch consisted of
160 acres, and he toiled on it unceasingly for years, with what appeared to him
to be a bright future. no more better evidence can be obtained of his good
judgment than the present pretty little town of Lowe. He even builded
wiser than he knew, for his early prophecy has been more than fulfilled.
Two years ago Mr. A.P. McBoyle secured enough
land of Mr. Day on which to locate a small store and the post office of Lowe was
immediately established. For a year and a half Mr. mcboyle stood at one in
his enterprises. But early in the spring of the present year Mr. Day laid
out four blocks into city lots. Hardly had the surveyor completed his
labors when demand for business and resident lots became an every day
occurrence, and after the short period of six months Mr. Day has seen his ranch
change from a wheat field to a bustling, busy little city. Every business
is represented many of them as complete as are carried anywhere in the county.
Mr. Day, besides handling his town site,
still conducts his ranch at a handsome profit, and keeps a watchful eye on the
welfare of his entire community. lately he has made many improvements in
his little city and many more are to follow. And as the town of Lowe
becomes yet more pretentious it will be through the business sagacity and perseverance
of Mr. Day and the men who are associated with him in the various enterprises
that have almost built the present city in a ?.
Mr. Day was born and raised in
Michigan. Early in life he learned the means of overcoming the hardships
of the frontier. No one could have been better fitted to found a town on
the frontier and give it the impulses necessary to it's ultimate
success. Mr. Day has but one child, Teresa, 18 years of age,
who is his comfort and pride and who enjoys with her energetic father the
success that has come to him in his various investments.
Mr. Day has only begun, and from the almost
miraculous growth of his city ward during the summer just closed what things can
be expected of Lowe in the very immediate future. And many more pretentious
towns in the county had better look to their laurels as commercial centers and
they do not wish to have more than a successful competitor in the infant city
that has been so successfully launched by Mr. Daniel M. Day.