1944 the power line was built from Cascade to Stibnite to facilitate mining of vital minerals for the war effort. This made it possible to provide power to the Warm Lake area. 83 Miles of Hell
1945, Aug. 31 a father and 2 year old son drown in Warm Lake when the son fell out of the boat and the father jumped in. The boat pushed away when he jumped in. Neither could swim. A six and a half year old son was left adrift. Several boats dragged for them but the bodies were never found. Cascade News Sept. 7, 1945
1946 Knox ranch was purchased from Seward by Charles R. and Constance Reineke and the family owned it until 1976. Genealogical Library file on Knox
1948 Cascade Dam was completed. Compton’s Encyclopedia
1948-1949 the winter was cold with abundant snow The Cascade News Dec. 24, 1948, Cascade low temperature was –31 last Thursday. At Crawford low temperatures reported were: 1919 –44, 1924 –34, 1926-1927 –38, Jan. 1941 –28. The Cascade News Jan. 9, 1949 Landmark low temperature was –54. The Cascade News Jan. 14, 1949, Warm Lake snow depth was 64”. The Cascade News Feb. 18, 1949 the train has been stalled in the snow at Big Eddy for 7 days and a truck with commodities for Stibnite took a week to make it through the snow slides. The Cascade News March 11, 1949 reports snow depths: Big Creek summit 92”, Warm Lake summit 85”, Landmark summit 76”.
1949, June 4 Lot 8, M. G. Mueller cabin had electricity, on Lake Shore Place.
1950 Electricity provided to the Warm Lake users. Morford notes.
1953 road was built along the South Fork of the Salmon by Molly hot springs. Morford notes.
1960 Knox population estimated at 10, Warm Lake population at 8. Source: Gazetteer of Cities.
1962 was end of sheep grazing on allotments in Pen Basin, Summit, Big Baldy, Artillery Dome, Etc. USFS
1963-1964 the water system was installed in Paradise Valley. Source: Oral history by Ross Hadfield.
1963 the Warm Lake Highway was paved from the Big Creek Summit to the Stolle Meadows Road. FHWA