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April 2, 2014


50 Years Ago – April 2, 1964

• The new Kennedy half dollars were available at the National Bank of Commerce in Goldendale last Wednesday. Daryl Spalding, manager of the National Bank of Commerce, said his bank received $400 worth of the shining new halves.

75 Years Ago – April 6, 1939

• Cleanup week in Goldendale was officially set for April 10-17 by Mayor Bert H. Knox. As in the past years Goldendale citizens are requested to clean up their yards, vacant lots, parking strips and dispose of all rubbish, leaves and other debris accumulated during the past winter.

100 Years Ago – April 2, 1914

• Howard Dillabrough, of Lyle, completed his sentence in the county jail last Saturday and was accordingly discharged from custody. He worked on the road while here and needless to state, did not board at the Central, or any other hotel. Prisoner meals are served table de hote in the hotel de jug, there being no exception.

125 Years Ago – April 4, 1889

• The Goldendale election of last Monday as is usually the case, passed off very quietly, but little interest being manifested. There were two tickets in the field, one supposed to be favorable to high license and the other absolute prohibition. The temperance ticket was not put in the field until a late hour, the people here having expressed themselves so often on the subject that they deemed the question practically settled. But it became rumored around that if the ticket headed by Wm. Cumming for Mayor, and E. B. Wise, W. H. Ward, I. C. Darland, T, L. Masters and Chas. Marshall, as councilmen was elected, they would favor a saloon, therefore another ticket containing the following names was put in the field. D. W. Pierce for Mayor, Almon Baker, Sam Lucas, W, Clymer, Nelson Brooks and S. H. Jones for councilmen. H. P. Jackson’s name was upon both tickets for Marshal. The results showed a victory for the first named ticket, and it is generally considered to mean a saloon for Goldendale.

Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer, of the Klickitat County Historical Society


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