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August 14, 2013

 


50 Years Ago – August 15, 1963

• Old Mother Nature gave the Bill Young household a “hot hello” when lightning first split two trees and then traveled through a cable to a trailer house where it blew hinges from the doors. The cable was burned “like ashes,” Mrs. Young said.

Continuing on, the lightning went to the house where it blew siding off around the windows and seared curtains. Then it went into the breakfast nook where Mrs. Young was standing. It threw her about 10 feet and destroyed a 200 watt bulb.

The next thing Mrs. Young remembers is the question her husband asked her, “What are you doing on the floor?” he curiously asked.

Mrs. Young wasn’t hurt, but there is a chicken running around with half its feathers gone.

75 Years Ago – August 11, 1938

• A squadron of 15 Army planes from Pearson Field in Vancouver circled over Goldendale Tuesday noon. The planes were part of the huge air force participating in Pacific Northwest Army maneuvers. They were en route to Spokane. Purpose of the mass flight, Army officers said, was to acquaint Army flyers with the Pacific Northwest.

100 Years Ago – August 14, 1913

• Conductor T. M. Russell, of the Goldendale branch railway, says that Wahkiacus Station is gaining as a shipping point. He sees great gain in the shipping of lumber by the carload. Swift & Co., packers, billed out Saturday last on a special train for Chicago 22 cars of choice Mt. Adams mutton in prime condition. This is the largest single shipment ever sent out of Wahkiacus.

125 Years Ago – August 9, 1888

• Friday last the contract for building the Presbyterian Church was given to Jackson & Beckett for $1,875.00. This does not include the furniture.

• Hiram Wing was fined $5 and costs last Tuesday for kicking George Eddie out of his store, a dispute over a job of painting was the cause.

Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer, of the Klickitat County Historical Society.

 

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