With a crew of 124, work began on clearing the grounds and constructing a gravel entrance road. An estimated 18,700 trees were cut and 16, 500 stumps were blasted. 3,000 cords of wood were saved and distributed to local families on relief to be used for fuel. Of all the clearing and work done, only one team of horses was used with the majority of the work being done by hand.
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