The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

January 7, 2015

 


50 Years Ago - January 7, 1965

• Clem Matylinski, SP&S Railway agent, said he had been told by a company official that at least two months would be necessary for repairs, “Almost the entire length of Swale Canyon trackage from Wahkiacus to Warwick has been destroyed. Two men spent 20 hours in walking the canyon. There are 13 miles of track which must be rebuilt which will take considerable time.”

Jim Bridgefarmer, president of the Chamber of Commerce, added “George Layman is making arrangements to load cars at Maryhill during the repair job. Layman alone ships 2 to 3 carloads of lumber a day. J. Neils is trucking lumber like crazy to Lyle.”

75 Years Ago - January 4, 1940

• Every effort will be made to adjust and equalize county property assessments during the coming year, Charles F. (Pat) McEwen, County Assessor, announced today. Field assessors, assigned last week, are now at work in Klickitat County.

100 Years Ago - January 7, 1915

• Mort, the painter, has moved his shop into the building formerly occupied by the Independent [newspaper] office. It will make him a large airy space for a shop, and at the same time give an opportunity to develop the auto and carriage painting business, as he is arranging for a dust proof paint room.

125 Years Ago - January 9, 1890

• Charley Curtis, ex-county commissioner of Klickitat County, and by the way, one of the best commissioners the county ever had, has been appointed postmaster at Centerville in this county.

 

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