The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Lou Marzeles

Goldendale to have a business park and get out of marl business



GOLDENDALE NOT JUST FOR PIGS ANY MORE!: According to a recent story in a British newspaper, big things are coming to Goldendale.

In the spirit of April Fool's Day just Monday, here's an entertaining tale that also actually happens to be true:

Goldendale is finally hitting the big time. The former pig sty and marl quarry is being converted into a business park that could bring in 600 jobs. No, really. Take a look at the picture showing Goldendale today, and then imagine what it would look like with a building there instead of that pig.

The Goldendale we're talking about is actually a part of a town in England called Stoke-on-Trent, not to be confused with a command given to a guy named Trent to pile on more firewood. That Goldendale is a marl pit. (It may have been a while since you used "marl" in a sentence, so her...

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