People of Andrew County Joel Estes (1806-1875) and his wife Patsy were early pioneers in Andrew County. Several of his children were born in or married in Andrew County, and his parents are buried here. Joel was a “Miner ‘49er” in California. While prospecting for gold in Colorado, discovered Estes Park. He moved there in 1860. Peter Christianson (1847 – 1915) of Savannah invented the “Clipper Fire Extinguisher” in 1893. The town of Savannah bought two Clippers in 1897 or 1898 using them to successfully extinguish two fires in 1898. Again in January 1899 they were used on a fire that could not be extinguished by conventional methods. These were used for 30 years. Peter Moser Jr. (1847-1906) was born on his father’s farm just east of Amazonia. He was a farmer, merchant, and miller. Peter was elected to the office of Representative in the State legislature in 1902. Dr. Ernest H. Carpenter (1878-1925) graduated from medical school in St. Louis, and then returned to Helena to serve his home community until his death. While preparing for a social in the park on the evening of July 11, 1925, Ernest was killed when a gas tank exploded. Dr. Carpenter was loved by the entire community, which grieved at his untimely passing. L. Glenn Zahnd (1931-2009) graduated high school in Savannah, attended William Jewell College, and served in Army Counter Intelligence before receiving his law degree in 1958. Glenn practiced law in Savannah for the next 29 years. He was Associate Circuit Judge for the next eleven years. Judge Zahnd was very active in his community, politics, and the Baptist Church.