The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Compiled by Richard Lefever
Klickitat County Historical Museum 

Looking Back


March 11, 1915

The city pound came nearly getting George Coffield’s goat this last week. It seems that four or five of the goats on his ranch near town jumped a fence, ate it up, or otherwise disposed of enough of it to free themselves, and started on a rampage looking for excitement and a few good looking tin cans. One of them came to town and called on a number of our town people. One evening, at the McCrow home, a noise was heard on the porch, and on opening the door for investigation, Mrs. Goat walked in. Some consideration! She then went over to the Allison home, where she proceeded to eat the scarlet fever sign off the front of the house. At another place, a good housewife went into the bedroom and found the nanny eating her bedclothes. She was a very sociable animal and wanted to make friends with any that saw her. George finally located her and took her home again. He is soliciting tin cans for his goats as an inducement to keep them from wondering from home, to the wilds of the city. The particular goat in question is of the Angora kind and her roving disposition is her only fault.

May 24, 1924

Goldendale Grange No. 49 has purchased a lot and half on Broadway, just across the street from Allyn’s wood working shop. They will put their grange hall on the property. Some time ago the grange purchased the No. 2 school house two and half miles south of town, which will be moved on the property at an early date.

May 23, 1928

City of Goldendale: On one old section of city water pipe removed by Marshall W. Leidl a few days ago there were 17 iron bands, placed around it to stop leaks.

May 26, 1938

Status Pass Inn is opened by Harding: C.F. Harding announced this week that his Wayside Inn cabin camp, service station and store located at Brooks Memorial Park on the Satus Highway is now open for business. The Wayside Inn Store is equipped with a stock of lunch goods, camping supplies, and tobacco. The cabins are lighted with electricity furnished through a Delco arrangement. Free camp grounds are also available at the Inn.

May 23, 1968

Sundale Report-Denise Morris: We welcome our new neighbor, little Miss Cecee Beeks and congratulations to the proud parents, Jim and Bonnie. Miss Cecee has quite a schedule, her day begins at 1 a.m. and then she settles down after 10 a.m. Needless to say, her parents have that dazed look one gets when they don’t have any sleep.

May 23, 1968

Sundale had two young farmer men leave for the service this week. . . Keith Morris left

Sunday for the Air Force and Nick Goddard left Monday for the Army.

Answer to last week’s trivia question: Long before Goldendale, the original Columbus Avenue was an old Indian trail stretching from the Simcoe Mountains to the Columbia River. The trail was later improved to a rustic, steep and narrow wagon road used to haul cord wood and wheat to the steam boats at Columbus Landing. In 1911, Sam Hill changed the name of Columbus to Maryhill and constructed what is today known as the Maryhill Loops Road. It was the first paved road in Washington State. In 1948 Maryhill Loops Road, was replaced by highway 97. Columbus Avenue divides Goldendale between east and west.

Next week’s street: Washington Street


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