Joe Zaunmiller Joe was born in 1891 in Walla Walla, Washington, the son of German immigrants John and Anna Zaunmiller. As a young man Joe learned how to handle stock by working with four other men on side hill wheat harvesters drawn by 33 mules. In 1926 he moved to the Salmon River canyon with his wife, Emma. Joe bought half interest in Campbell's Ferry Ranch from Bob Hilands in 1933.
During the Great Depression Joe worked in the woods for the Forest Service and for the Civilian Conservation Corps. Joe's wife Emma died in a horse accident in 1938. In 1942 he married Frances Coyle. During World War ll Joe worked in Walla Walla building the McCaw Army Hospital. After the war Joe and Frances returned to Campbell's Ferry to run a successful hunting and fishing outfitting business. Joe suffered a heart attack and died at the homestead in 1962.