The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back


August 27, 2014

50 Years Ago - August 27, 1964

• Work of converting approximately 12 miles of electric lines and construction of one and a half miles of new line to serve the American Telephone & Telegraph microwave station to be located on the Simcoe Mountain, northwest of the Satus Ski Lodge was started Wednesday by the Sierra Electric Co. of Tigard, Oregon.

75 Years Ago - August 24, 1939

• A grass fire at Maryhill completely destroyed the house and barn on the old Jim Burgen place, and the chicken house at the Meadow Lark Inn. Two hundred chickens, owned by Miss Clara Carter, were destroyed with the chicken house. The store building near the Stonehenge Memorial, was completely gutted by the blaze. Another farm house located on the old Berrian farm was also burned in the fire.

100 Years Ago - August 20, 1914

• The Goldendale Machine Shops and Garage Co. and the Star Theatre have ordered new wood and iron signs, fitted with colored lights which flash on and off, spelling the words, then illuminating the entire sign. The signs are being made to order and will be here in about a month. It is probable that other firms will avail themselves of the special offer now being made by the local light company for electric street signs

125 Years Ago - August 22, 1889

• Sheriff VanVactor and Mr. H. J. Hibbard returned on Tuesday with Charley Calwash, Indian, who is charged with stealing horses. There are several other complaints to be lodged against him we understand for similar offences. It will probably be but little satisfaction to him to know it, but the fact is that he has the honor of being the first man to occupy the new jail.


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