Our Pictorial Past | Big Job Ahead

Fred Lieberg, manager of the Douglas County PUD, and John Gregg, chief engineer for the PUD, examine a blueprint for the Wells Hydroelectric Project in February of 1963.
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Our Past | 1931: County agents help area orchardists to hone their skills

According to the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture website, extension service was inspired from the agricultural clubs and societies that were part of the make-up of rural America in the 1800s.
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 *  Mr. and Mrs. Emory Potter of Rock Island are receiving congratulations today upon the birth of a son. *  A.L. Maltbie of Waterville is in Wenatchee today. *  A delegation from Waterville attended the Eastern Washington Highway Association meeting yesterday in Spokane. They were A.L....
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Our Past | Community gets ready for chili and oyster stew in 1986

Last year around this time I also submitted a history column about a past chili and oyster stew feed and mentioned that the event was held for over 50 years. It was discontinued several years ago with new traditions, like the school carnival, taking its place as volunteer fundraising efforts. This article comes from the Feb. 6, 1986 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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Our Pictorial Past | GOP Leadership

Roy Westerdahl of Bridgeport, left, new chairman of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, confers with outgoing chairman Bob Barr of East Wenatchee in December 1976.
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 *  Dr. S.B. Nelson, head of the department of veterinary science at Washington State College, will be in Douglas County Feb. 12-21 and will talk on “Common Diseases of Farm Animals.” Nelson is the best authority in the Northwest on the diseases and care of farm animals. *  The Globe...
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Our Pictorial Past | Solid River

Scenes like this on the Columbia River were quite common before Grand Coulee Dam with its large reservoir of heat-holding water was built.
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Our Past | Meat market owner praised for buying locally in 1923

This article from the Feb. 1, 1923 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press celebrates the return of the meat market in town to an owner who bought locally.
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 *  During the last few days, two large real estate deals have been made near Waterville. Frank Gritach sold his ranch of 560 acres four miles north of town to Elliott Clark for $42,000. Dave Richards sold 320 acres two miles west of town to Ihn Dahling for $27,000. *  The entire Democratic...
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Our Pictorial Past | Observatory tour

The annual convention of the Northwest Regional Astronomical League is held July 15-16, 1967 in Wenatchee.
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