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April 11, 2018



April 6, 1888

Jochin Henry Timmerman was executed by hanging in Goldendale for the murder of William Sterling. Local tradition later told that just before his hanging Timmerman prophesied that Goldendale would soon be destroyed by fire, and indeed, on May 13, 1888, a little more than a month after Timmerman’s excursion, seven blocks of Goldendale’s business district did burn down.

April 1, 1907

A fire which started in the rear of the Armory Building at Goldendale following the regular Saturday night dance burned an entire block of business houses and caused a loss of $30,000. The exact cause is as yet unknown and such a headway had the fire obtained before discovered that the first...



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