The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

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August 23, 1899 – 120 Years Ago The Sentinel office is now comfortably located in its new quarters just west of the bank. [West of what is now Umpqua Bank.] August 14, 1919 – 100 Years Ago...

 

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July 10, 1919 – 100 Years Ago Five cars of material for the Centerville School building are on the road. Other supplies are on the ground. Ground was broken the first of the week, and contractor...

 

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July 30, 1904 – 115 Years Ago W.H. Miller says the rural telephone line at Columbus will add a number of new phones. Barbwire has been used for line, but it has not proved satisfactory, and the...

 

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July 3, 1919 – 100 Years Ago N.B. Brooks finished burning the first kiln of brick Tuesday morning this week. The kiln contained 200,000 good grade bricks and will be used in the new...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    July 17, 2019

Goldendale woman Grange Volunteer of the Year

MaryAnn Enyeart of Goldendale was recipient of the honored Grange Public Service Volunteer of the Year award at the 130th Annual Washington State...

 

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July 6, 1904 - 115 Years Ago A three-year lease with a bond for a deed has been executed by the trustees of the Klickitat Academy, surrendering the property of that institution to the directors of...

 

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July 6, 1907 – Agriculturist – 112 Years Ago We still have a few hundred of those good post left at the boring mill 4 miles north of Goldendale. They are cores from the towns log water pipe, 5 ...

 

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June 21, 1920 – 99 Years Ago It is said that nearly 200,000 head of sheep are now on the range in the vicinity of Mt. Adams. One sheep man estimated that it will take two acres of land for one...

 

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June 11, 1896 – 123 Years Ago Wednesday and Thursday of last week a number of dead sheep came floating down the river. Know not how they came there. The report has been circulated that the Rufus ste...

 

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June 3, 1905 – 114 Years Ago S.C. Ziegler of White Salmon has solved the labor question. He has the prize berry pickers of the country. He also has the best looking and most attractive “gang...

 

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May 25, 1882 – 137 Years Ago Eight years ago, Mr. Abel Bloodgood came to Klickitat and settled two miles north of town at the big spring which furnishes water power for both our flouring mills. Ther...

 

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April 12, 1929 – 90 Years Ago Goldendale Postmaster T.A. Graham received a certificate this week, from the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for Promotion of Aeronautics, Inc. which is to be presented to the S...

 

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May 16, 1889 - 130 Years Ago It is but necessary to call the attention of our readers to the fact that last Monday was the 13th day of May, to carry their minds back over the period of one year in...

 

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April 4, 1889 – 130 Years Ago We are indeed happy to announce that Engineer Habersham, who has taken charge of the engineering Department of the Columbia Valley and Goldendale Rail Road, is highly...

 

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April 15, 1905 – 114 Years Ago Game Warden Robert M. Ballou hands in the following important item: Any person who shall kill and destroy any coyote, wolf, lynx, wild cat, or cougar in the State of W...

 

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April 4, 1889 - 130 Years Ago Several gentlemen have volunteered to take a thousand dollars each of stock in a first-class hotel in Goldendale. Who will be next? This is not by any means as big an...

 

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March 21, 1891 – 128 Years Ago The Grangers of No. 6, have organized and incorporated a business association under the name of Number Six Cooperative Association, Patrons of Husbandry. The business...

 

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November 13, 1909 – 110 Years Ago N.B. Brooks purchased a tract of land 33 feet wide by 83 feet deep, on Main Street to erect a brick building for the Star Theater. [Throughout its days (until...

 

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February 20, 1919 – 100 Years Ago The stated policy of “Always at your Service,” of the Pacific Power and Light Company is beginning to worry the local officials somewhat. Since the first of...

 

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February 15, 1899 – 120 Years ago Yesterday afternoon a large number of skaters witnessed with interest the leading of a team of horses across the Columbia at this place from Washington to the...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    March 6, 2019

Burr It's Cold Outside

It’s been over a month that residents of Klickitat County have been ploughing themselves out from under one of the harshest late season snow events on record to hit the Mid-Columbia. With no relief...

 

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February 8, 1923 – 96 Years Ago The county treasurer is now mailing out tax statements, remindful of the saying that taxes like death, are sure and certain—the only difference being that we die...

 

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January 29, 1926 - 93 Years Ago Names significant of early history of the mid-Columbia river district will be adopted for two stations on the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway in Klickitat County,...

 

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January 25, 1899 – 120 Years Ago It is a shame, a burning shame, that the streets of Goldendale, with all the advantages for draining, with all the work that has been put on them in the past years,...

 

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January 2, 1936 – The Klickitat County News – First Baby 1936 The Goldendale merchants cooperating with the Klickitat County News of Goldendale, are again offering the parents of the first baby...

 

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