THIS IS THE COLE BARN.  THE HOUSE SAT EAST OF THE BARN.

THE FULDA POST OFFICE IS LOCATED AT THE HOME OF HALSEY COLE AT THE TIME THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN in 1899.

 

Halsey Dennison Cole was born 1842 in New York state.  When the Civil War broke out he enlisted with the Fifth New York Heavy Artillery and served for three years.  When he was discharged, he returned to New York and began the business of cheese making.  

In 1875, he headed for San Francisco where he once again went into the cheese making business.  

In 1879 he came to Klickitat County with the James Shaw family.  

Halsey filed a homestead claim in 1885.  

About 1896, he and  Charles Moore, purchased what is now the refuge headquarters.  

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and Civil War organization of veterans.  In later life, he sold his Camas Prairie farm and moved to the Willamette Valley.

 

Halsey lived his last years with the E.E. Bartholomews in White Salmon.   Mrs. Bartholomew was a daughter of James Shaw.

 

He passed away June, 1932 at age 90.