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January 31, 2018

After waiting 50 years for the government to pay him for use of his farm as a Fort during the Indian outbreak at White Salmon in 1855, the announcement was made on the day of his death that E.S. Joslyn’s claim of $1.500 is to be allowed at the present session of congress.

January 24, 1918

Klickitat County is having a shortage of marriages, according to statistics at the courthouse – January has been blank so far.

Men Wanted – I want men for road work on the Klickitat Grade. Will pay 40 cents an hour. William Leidl, Glenwood

January, 1947

The Central Klickitat 4-H Livestock Club elected officers this week. Those elected were President, Orin Dayton; Vice President, Ross Shupe; Secretary, Sid Kayser; Treasurer, John Miller; and Reporter, Bob Huckfeldt.

February 1, 1958

Official approval has been given the river mile 215.6 location for the John Day Dam. Present dam design proposal was said to call for a dam 105 feet high, creating a reservoir-77 miles long, extending to the tailrace of McNary Dam. Power would be generated by units of 108,700 kilowatts each. Estimated cost of the dam is from $350,000.000. up, depending on the number of skeleton units to be installed

January 26, 1967

If a gleam was noted in the eyes of Jaycee members this week, it was probably a reflection from the snow on the slopes of the Satus Pass ski area. The new T-bar was placed into operation last weekend for the first time and approximately 100 skiers took advantage of the facility. The café will be open Friday night, Saturday and Sunday for hot chocolate and coffee, maybe sandwiches.

Goldendale Trivia: Allyn Street is located south of the court house. How did Allyn Street get its name? Answer in next week’s column.

Compiled by Richard Lefever

Klickitat County Historical Museum


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