In the spring of 1905 Spanish-American War veteran Warren Cook arrived at Campbell's Ferry with his new bride, Rose. The couple had met while Rose was teaching school in Elk City and Warren was mining in Dixie. Soon after the couple's arrival, tragedy struck as their cabin burned, followed in the fall by a week of unimaginable suffering when Rose died in childbirth.
Warren left to work for the newly formed Forest Service, then a career in real estate in McCall. He later retired to another homestead on the Salmon River near Riggins.