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 By Richard Lefever    Features    July 1, 2020 

Looking Back

July 5, 1905 – 115 Years Ago Centerville Journal: At the telephone meeting at Goldendale Monday evening, it was decided that each community subdivision should act for itself, and all divisions...

 

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June 29, 1897 - 123 Years Ago W. J. White and crew successfully strung a telephone wire across the Columbia River, thus connecting Goldendale again with the outside world. A line to The Dalles will be...

 

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June 3, 1920 – 100 Years Ago Goldendale High School class of 1920 was the first class to graduate from the new all brick school on Academy Street. The six seniors had only studied in the new...

 

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May 19, 1792 – 228 Years Ago – Reported in Sentinel, June 6, 1960 Upon the eve of their departure and eight days after entering the great river, Captain Robert Gray gave the river the name of his...

 

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May 18, 1950 - 70 Years Ago Joe Allyn, popular Goldendale pioneer, who helped build the City “from Scratch,” is anxiously awaiting Tuesday, May 23, for on that day Joe will observe his 83rd...

 

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May 24, 1914 - 106 Years Ago Klickitat is never short of something new now and then. The storm of last Thursday will be remembered for some time by Horace White of Dot, who had a herd of sheep in Glen...

 

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March 28, 1890 – 130 Years Ago The Goldendale Mountain Water Company has completed the organization of their company and will be able to let contracts for the construction of the ditch in a few...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    May 13, 2020

Looking Back

May 1, 1890 – 130 Years Ago One of our handsomest young ladies was terribly upset by a little mistake she made the other day. Going in a hurry for some flour to a store on Main Street, she took...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    May 6, 2020

Looking Back

February 22, 1895 – 125 Years Ago - The Washington Standard, Olympia, Washington The idea of locating a state capital at a way station with the outlandish name of Puyallup is simply absurd. Most...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    April 8, 2020

Looking Back

Considering our recent weather, I had to start this week’s “Looking Back” column with a 100-year-old weather report that is appropriate today. April 1, 1920 - 100 Years Ago March’s departing...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    March 18, 2020

Remembering the old nursing home

Richard Lefever, who does the "Looking Back" column for The Sentinel, sent this special piece on the old nursing home. With demolition about to...

 

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February 20, 1929 - 91 Years Ago Gas took a drop of two cents last week, and again yesterday morning, the local price being 20 cents per gallon. February 28, 1930 - 90 Years Ago The Star Theater is...

 

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February 24, 1900 – 120 Years Ago A new hotel at Bickleton is now about completed, being ready for the painters. It is a large two-story structure, fronting on the main street, and is a credit to...

 

Grange sends group to Olympia

The Goldendale Grange sent a delegation of five to Olympia last Thursday to participate in Washington State Grange (WSG) Legislative Day. Promoting...

 

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February 11, 1905 – 115 Years Ago Senator Baker on Tuesday last introduced a bill providing for the creation of the County of Benton out of a portion of Yakima and Klickitat Counties. The new...

 

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February 8, 1905 – 115 Years Ago The city authorities have had a load of boulders dumped on Court Street opposite The Sentinel office, for the city prisoners to break-up. February 12, 1920 -100...

 

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January 20, 1916 – 104 Years Ago The office clock that has been doing good service caught a bad cold during this last freeze-up we had and almost succumbed; it runneth down; it ticketh no more....

 

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January 22, 1920 – 100 Years Ago Willard Eddy, owner of the Star Theater, has announced the purchase of a Universal Lighting plant for use in generating current necessary to operate his machines. Th...

 

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January 4, 1940 - 80 Years Ago If newspapers computed their years as humans do and Washington was California, The Sentinel would take a hitch in its belt today, blow out the 61 candles on its...

 

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January 28, 1905 – Agriculturist – 115 Years Ago As most people know, the Catholic people of this vicinity have been at work for some months past building a new church edifice in this city. The wo...

 

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January 1, 1881 – 139 Years Ago The Sentinel will be enlarged to an Eight-Column Newspaper on Jan. 8, 1881, which will make it the “LARGEST” paper published North of the Columbia River. It will...

 

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November 14, 1918 – 101 Years Ago The U.S. Government asked a loan from the people of the country of six billion dollars, an amount unprecedented in the history of the world. In three weeks...

 

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December 1939 – 80 Years Ago Dear Santa: Bring me a B.B. gun. Bring Edward a bicycle reflector, My new baby sister a baby doll. Bring a lot of snow so that we can all go skiing and coasting. Neil...

 

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December 12, 1929 – 90 Years Ago Dear Santa: I am in the second grade. I am seven years old. I want a football and a wagon. I want some nuts and candy. Arthur Schuster Dear Santa: I want a stock...

 

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November 14, 1889 – 130 Years Ago Messrs. Brammel and Cornish of the Arlington National Bank have for some time been contemplating the putting in of electric lights and water works in Goldendale,...

 

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