We’ve tracked down some conflicting explanations on the people and picture.
We heard from Janet Atkins Detering, Goldendale High School Class of 1956, that the young woman on the right is Barbara Foster (Sherman), and the one on the left may be Willeta Hardin. They were 1953 graduates from Goldendale High School.
However, the picture ran Sept. 13, 1951, and here’s what the caption said: “Goldendale Sentinel employees are shown above comparing the new, larger-sized eight-column Sentinel just off the press with an old-size copy of the paper. The Sentinel’s pages were enlarged to eight columns last week. Looking over the paper are (front row, left to right): Wayne Jackson, shop foreman, Mrs. Edna Watson, clerk, Miss Patty Wolverton, reporter, and Bill Lundberg, apprentice; (back row, left to right): John Newland, editor, and Vince Hall, printer.”