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By Dallas Smith

History on display at Goldendale library


Library Display photo

CENTENNIAL DISPLAY: Historic photos of Goldendale and surrounding area are on display in the Camplan Room at the Goldendale Library on West Burgen St. Above is a photo at the historical marker of Major Andrew Bolon, killed by Yakama Indians north of Goldendale in 1855. The Washington State Historical Society set the stone in place on Oct. 6, 1918.

A photographic exhibit on historic Goldendale was open to the public at Goldendale Community Library during the month of June as a way to celebrate the library’s centennial. Terry Crawford put together the exhibit titled Historic Goldendale, which featured images from the 1800s and early 1900s. Some of the images displayed the town of Goldendale in a much different aspect than it is generally viewed today.

One photograph revealed that Goldendale was a destination for ranchers all over the Northwest for its horse shows. The famed spring horse shows in Goldendale were where ranchers would purchase shares for their “company” and use the money to bring foundation sires to the area. Ever...

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