The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

September 30, 2015


50 Years Ago - September 30, 1965

Thirty-four county school directors and school administers from all county school districts but Mt. Brook, met with the five members of the County Board of Education and two County Commissioners (not named). Ray Hill, presided over the meeting that was called to decide three issues that faced the school directors. Louise Murdock was introduced as the group’s new county school superintendent, and Deputy Grace Forry’s work was outlined for the coming year.

75 Years Ago - October 10, 1940

Old timers in this community may recall George Smith Cruson, now a 98 year old Auburn resident. Cruson, a pioneer in this county operated the first brick kiln in Goldendale many years ago. He fought in the Indian wars and was a veteran of the Civil War.

100 Years Ago - October 1, 1915

Mr. Grady, who some years ago ran a grocery store in the Gobat brick, and later sold out to Vanhoy and Sons, then going to Oklahoma, has returned to Goldendale, and he and family are now residing in the residence near J. W. Gillenwaters’ home.

125 Years Ago - October 2, 1890

It is currently reported that when Mrs. H. C. Phillips was doing the family washing a few days ago the baby’s dress got caught in the clothes wringer and try as she would she could not turn the wringer back, so taking the axe she knocked it into kindling wood. Don’t know whether she had the baby under her arm at the time or not.

Centerville is taking a new start toward success by the following improvements. The completions of the two buildings in the eastern part of town, Fred Vunk’s new barn, erection of J. T. Lucas’ new blacksmith shop, residence for Frank Lee, residence for Gilbert Hayden, residence for Frank Axtel and finishing the outward appearance of the old Del Moute Hotel.


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