Pine River was changing and growing up, so to speak. The 1905 Minnesota State Census for Pine River includes both Jefferson G. Dawes and Amarilla on lines 11 and 12. They are on page 1 of this census for the Village of Pine River. They are enumerated after the Wideman family and after them come the Tardies, Phillip and Anna. Mr. Tardy is listed for his occupation Saloon. Amarilla and J.G. are listed as “retired.” The Wideman’s are merchants.
1905 Minnesota State Census, Pine River, Twp. of Waldon, ED 9, County of Cass, State of Minnesota, enumerated on June 1 and 2, 1905, by Daniel Kline.
A piece of good news:
The Pine River Journal with a date span of 1935 to 1946 is on display at the Minnesota Digital Library,
Minnesota Reflections http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/
This is much later than my time period at the moment but still good news. You might want to check out their website. When I was researching I used the actual newspapers at the Pine River Journal office in Pine River, and the Minnesota Historical Society newspaper collection in St. Paul. I noticed that some of the Pine River newspapers were not microfilmed and in the MHS collection so I am glad to see this run of the Pine River Journal online.