The wiring of the old Acheson farm house last week for electric recalls to mind of Mrs Margaret Acheson, when she arrived here from Canada 60 years ago this coming August 31. She made the candles to furnish the light for the old log cabin. the farm house was built some 50 years ago and has not changed to any great extent. Honey was found by the workmen in going through its walls. The place is now owned by Mrs H.A. Sloan. Mrs Acheson recalls the trip from Canada,when she and 2 daughters and a sister came to Springfield,later called humboldt,and by stage here. Jimmie Dean's family lived at McKnight's Point where they stopped to eat. Mr Acheson first made trips to Fort Dodge by oxen for their provisions and later to Algona,frequently stopping at Whittemore and taking Mrs Chrischilles and Mr & Mrs Farley with him. He hauled the first desks and seats from Fort Dodge which were used in the first Riverside School House. Their hardships were many in those days but the door of hospitality was always open to the stranger & wayfarer. There were few graves in the Riverside Cemetary in those days which Mr Acheson did not help dig and Mrs Acheson recalls dressing a large number of babies who are now living here and she also helped in a good many homes in "laying them out",as it was called. For the last long rest.The phone,rural mail delivery,automobile,elec. lights, tractors,radios,airplanes and modern conviences were entirely unkknown.Mrs Acheson without a doubt the only and oldest living resident of these origional Riverside settlers and she is not so many years distant from the century mark.