The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Compiled by Richard Lefever
Klickitat County Historical Museum 

Looking Back:

 

March 21, 2018



March 24, 1894

The dam at Weld’s planning mill broke last Thursday night and the rush of the imprisoned water washed out the lower dam and made a large gap in the ditch that supplies the City of Goldendale. The damage was repaired with all the haste possible, and pumping was resumed by Saturday night. Subsequently the ditch broke a second time on account of the soft condition of the mud which it is repaired.

March 18, 1905

Mr. Latham, the flouring mill man of Cleveland, has offered to move his establishment to Bickleton providing the citizens of our town will give him a mill site and $700. This proposition was made Wednesday afternoon, and before night George McCredy and Charles Flower had secured over $400. of the necessary sum from our citizens, and there is no doubt that the full sum will be raised before the week is over. Mr. Latham has ordered new and modern machinery for the new mill, which will have a capacity of 40 barrels per day.

March 27, 1919

Fred Watson and C.M. Christie each purchased a new Case tractor from the Ledbetter-Wallace Company the past week. These were the 15-27 horsepower machines, made to pull three 14-inch bottoms under all conditions and four 14-inch bottoms under favorable conditions, as well as small combines. They have proved themselves adapted to both road and belt work.

March 6, 1919

The county is purchasing two lots west of the court house from the Brooks Bank for $700.00. This is to provide against the time when it will be necessary to either add to the present court house or else erect a new building. A warehouse is located on one of the lots, which will be moved to the lot back of it, facing the street on the south. It will be used as a county garage.

March 9, 1947

While no definite information has been given as to when the project for by-passing the Maryhill Loops will be launched, the project is on the State Highway Department’s “critical” list.

March 9, 1978

The Community Grace Brethren Church of Goldendale conducted a dedication service on its newly acquired 8.7 acres of land at the corner of Simcoe and Loop Drives. The dedication service marked the 18th month anniversary of the church’s beginning in Goldendale. Special speaker for the service was Rev. Bill

Shelby, pastor of the Community Grace Brethren Church at Prosser.

Answer to last week’s Trivia question: Nesbitt Street was named after Joseph Nesbitt. He was born in Ohio in 1842, moved to Goldendale with his young daughter Ada, shortly after his wife died in 1875. He was an experience carpenter and helped construct many of the early commercial building in Goldendale. Nesbitt with a partner named Stanton Jones, built and operated the Nesbitt and Jones Flour Mill in Goldendale. The grist mill was located long the creek east of present day Allyn’s Building Center. He served as county auditor, county commissioner, county representative in the State Legislature in Olympia, Mayor of Goldendale and city councilman. He died in 1903.

Next Week’s Trivia Question Roe Street.

A correction needs to be made to last week’s Trivia Answer. It should read Byars Avenue, not Byars Street.

 

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