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July 9, 2014


50 Years Ago - July 9, 1964

• Postal services for Roosevelt has moved to West Roosevelt with the opening of the new post office last week. The new post office is located in a cement block building 34 by 32 feet. The building will also contain a shop 15 by 21 feet where Indian handicraft articles will be offered for sale. A private lounging room and toilet complete the building, according to Mrs. Wilber Seeley, postmistress.

75 Years Ago - July 13, 1939

• Lucille Beeks, 17 year old daughter of Lowery Beeks, Eastern Klickitat sheepman was found Tuesday morning. Miss Beeks, who all alone, herds a band of sheep for Manual Leonardo in the area north of Glenwood, had failed to return to camp Monday morning. A search party of Glenwood men combed the area for her when she was found with her band of sheep at Johnson’s Springs. She said she had remained with her sheep and had not bothered to return to camp for her meals.

100 Years Ago - July 9, 1914

• The Goldendale city marshal is getting after property owners for rubbish and dead weeds on their lots, and says the property must be cleaned up and burned or the city will do the job and charge it up. It is probable there will be a wholesale burning of weeds a little later, after the grass is a little dryer.

125 Years Ago - July 11, 1889

• Nelson B. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Maddock, Col. Enoch W. Pike, and former Klickitat County Sheriff, Eugene B. Wise returned to Goldendale on last Tuesday. Mr. Brooks from Vancouver, and the balance from Walla Walla. The train in which Mr. Brooks was coming up on Friday, when about two miles west of Grant [Oregon], ran into a little sand drift, and the engine derailed. Mr. Brooks walked to Grant and notified the railroad authorities there, and an engine was sent down to their assistance, and it was not until a construction train was sent up from The Dalles, after the train was delayed four hours, that it was able to proceed.

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


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