The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Richard Lefever
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back


February 22, 1895 – 125 Years Ago - The Washington Standard, Olympia, Washington

The idea of locating a state capital at a way station with the outlandish name of Puyallup is simply absurd. Most tenderfeet, in an effort to acquire its pronunciation, call it “Polly-waup” for short.

April 29, 1905 – Agriculturist

U.F. Abshier and Wm. Niva, Centerville, have staked out the site for a 64 x 100-foot warehouse about 150 feet West of the Klickitat warehouse and will begin construction immediately. It will be an independent concern, where farmers or others may store their wheat and other crops. Mr. Absheir and Mr. Niva will buy grain, but farmers may store in their warehouse and sell to anyone they wish.

April 22, 1910 – 110 Years Ago - Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Reprinted G.S

Klickitat County Genius Builds Model Aeroplane Which Will Fly;

Husum – The town of Glenwood, eighteen miles northeast, is the home of a genus by the name of H.F. Troh, who during the winter months constructed the model of a flying machine which in a recent trial proved it could fly. A small motor operates the machine. Mr. Troh states that he does not feel rich enough to build a large flyer for passengers, but is sanguine that he has struck the right theory for a good speedy and safe machine.

April 24, 1930 – 90 Years Ago

“Take it away. Only 50 cents a bale.” The above sign was conspicuously displayed on a choice lot of baled alfalfa in front of one of the wholesale houses on the west side this week and is indicative of the state of the hay Market, says, the Yakima Herald. There is no demand for alfalfa. The highest price that the dealers are asking Sound consumers is $7 a ton, and naturally this makes local quotations not more than $5 for the best quality. There is no buying, however, for all the dealers have alfalfa on hand, and are anxious to get out whole on what they have before buying more. There is little probability of an improvement in the situation for some time, and it may be that the conditions will become worse than they are now. Timothy is in no better demand than alfalfa, and the price is falling.

April 20, 1950 – 70 Years Ago

The joy of living is the joy of giving… and doing a good deed whenever possible. The community can take pride in that fact that we do have a large majority of our populace who live by that creed. Learning that Ernest Roe, Pleasant Valley farmer, was confined in the new hospital and unable to carry on his duties on the farm, 14 farmers, Charley and Elmer Wilson of Wilson Equipment, and Rev. Bruce Groseclose of the Methodist Church gathered at the Roe farm Tuesday morning with their tractors and plowed 80 acres within a period of a few hours. Carl Witt and George Klein of the Chamber of Commerce Retail Trade Committee, “got wind” of the good Samaritan act and appeared with Leonard Larsen, Chamber Secretary, at the site of the plowing operations and favored the workers with a delicious lunch and hot coffee. Those helping to plow the 80 acres were Ted Hornibrook, Vic Ganguin, Andrew Swan, Orville Trumbo, Bill Cunningham, Oren Riley, Ed Riley, Earl McClintock, Bill Anderson, Wilford Bain, Ray Enyeart, Martin VanAelst, Rev. Bruce Groseclose, Charley and Elmer Wilson. A similar deed was performed by several farmers in the Centerville area just last spring for Russell Woodward, who was unable to do his farm work on account of illness.


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