The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

June 10, 2015


50 Years Ago - June 10, 1965

Work on tearing down the old pool hall building on the south side of Main Street [Goldendale] was started this week by Bernard and Harold Shepler who recently purchased the property. According to present plans, an office building will be built at this location. The building is one of the early landmarks of the city having once housed the post office, a bank, a four chair barber shop and a grocery store according to some of the old timers.

75 Years Ago - June 6, 1940

Four Spring Creek eight graders received their diplomas at commencement exercises last Tuesday. The diplomas were presented by Ralph Brown, Spring Creek teacher. Those receiving diplomas were: Melba Means, Peggy Hunter, Laine Walker and Irvin Hunter. The school held its annual picnic at Mill Creek.

100 Years Ago - June 11, 1915

Hon. Samuel Hill was in Goldendale last Saturday with a party of friends. While here he escorted the party through the large modern butcher plant of Robert McCrow. This is one of the finest shops to be found anywhere, and Mr. Hill thinks this, too. Mr. Hill states that he spends about two-thirds of his time at his big farms in the Maryhill section, eight miles south of Goldendale, where he owns thousands of acres of choice fruit lands. As mentioned some weeks ago, he is now having erected there a three story stone and cement dwelling house that will cost over $200,000. He is worth, many estimate, over $17,000,000; and while at his home in Klickitat buys all of his meats at the McCrow shop.

125 Years Ago - June 12, 1890

John Corkish, Pres. and manager of Puget Sound Pipe Company was in the city on Tuesday evening, and gave it as his opinion that a good system of water works could be put in here for less than $12,000. His company will furnish 8 inch pipe and bury it three feet in the ground for 90 cents per foot; 6 inch for 70 cents; four inch for 53 cents, and two and one half for 30 cents. At least this would be the outside figures, if he was to bid on the work, he would probably do it for less.


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