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March 26, 2016


50 Years Ago – March 26, 1964

Reade Brown, district game biologist, gave a detailed report on deer kill since the state game department took over in 1933. Brown said that in 1936 total deer kill in the county was only 112, whereas in 1963, the estimated figure will run 5,200. Brown said that in his opinion the county now has an over population of deer and would recommend to the department a heavier harvest during the coming season.

75 Years Ago – March 30, 1939

The door is ajar on Klickitat Counties little red brick jail this week and Sheriff C. R. House, jittery after seven crimeless days, is thinking of putting a welcome mat out in front just to preserve the spell. Taking advantage of the empty jail, Sheriff House last week ordered the building fumigated and thoroughly cleaned. 35 pounds of sulfur were burned inside the building last Friday.

100 Years Ago – March 26, 1914

The carload of Buicks assigned to the Goldendale Machine Shop and Garage arrived at Maryhill last Thursday and were delivered to the owners the following day. This car of Buicks was the first train load of autos shipped to the Pacific Northwest. The following received these cars: County Clerk John Miller, six cylinder car; Wm. Kamholtz, John Coffield and L. E. McKee each a Buick 37 and a “25” went to Lou Claussen.

125 Years Ago – March 26, 1889

Dr. Allen Bonebrake is having a dwelling house figured upon by an architect, which will probably be erected this summer.

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


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