Fair spotlight on Waterville in 1963

Following the Grant, Okanogan and Chelan County fairs, the spotlight moves eastward to Waterville and the 1963 North Central Washington District Fair held Sept. 12-15.
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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 The Waterville chapter of the Red Cross is organizing auxiliaries throughout Douglas County. Mrs. G.A. Grannis recently helped organize an auxiliary at Withrow. Gus Speaker, a prominent rancher living northeast of Waterville, has purchased the T.G. Roberts home in east Waterville...
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1969: Local band performs at fair

Duane Dahlke was the lead guitarist in Waterville's rock ‘n roll band Soft Society in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and said the band was the number one pick in the area at that time.
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Pictorial Past | Brewster depot faces closure

Brewster Mayor Howard Gamble, left, and Wally Schulke, manager of a fruit warehouse, discuss how best to address a proposal by the Great Northern Railway in 1964 that the depot in the background be closed. The issue met with resistance from local residents as well as business and agriculture officials.  (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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Our Past | 1994: Chinooks in Waterville?

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article from the Aug. 11, 1994 edition of The Empire Press discusses an Army fire suppression operation based at the NCW Fairgrounds.   Camp Waterville! Army takes over fairgrounds By Todd Starkweather Some in Waterville may have thought the new rides had arrived for this year’s fair — but the Army helicopters landing at the fairgrounds were not...
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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 A local Red Cross Society in Mansfield, an auxiliary to the Waterville society, was formed Monday. Mrs. Tom Cole is in charge. About 30 members are enrolled. Mr. and Mrs. Peter McPherson and Agnes Hamilton, all of Brewster, spent several days of the past week in...
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Pictorial Past | First pour at Wells Dam

State Tax Commissioner G. Merton Dick, formerly of Waterville, addresses spectators, press and dignitaries attending the ceremony for the first pour of concrete for the Wells Dam project near Azwell on June 30, 1964.
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Our Past | 1994: Short Shakes is a longstanding tradition

The following includes excerpts of an article run in the Aug. 4, 1994 edition of The Empire Press. That was the 16th year of the Short Shakespeareans.
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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 Albert McKay has one of the best fields of winter wheat in Douglas County. It is filling nicely and shows little, if any, effect of the hot weather. The yield has been estimated all the way from 35 to 50 bushels. There is a perfect stand all over the field, on the ridges as well as on the...
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Pictorial Past | Water for Brays Landing

Amidst flying dust, men and machines create another irrigation development in North Central Washington in the summer of 1964. It is at Brays Landing, one of the units of the Greater Wenatchee Irrigation Project. This crane is on a hilltop overlooking one of the Douglas County flats that will be irrigated. It is upstream from Orondo along the Columbia River. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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