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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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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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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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1917 Travelers through Waterville always express surprise at the quality of the garage they find in town. At the Big Bend Tire Shop, they find a thoroughly up-to-date and fully equipped vulcanizing and tire repair service. From the number of tires observed under repair, it is inferred that...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1917 The wedding of Herbert Price and Edith Lockwood, both natives of Waterville, was held yesterday. Price is assistant manager of the Waterville Union Grain Co. They will live in South Waterville. Waterville Volunteer Home Guard, organized six weeks ago, elected officers last night....
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1917 A.J. O’Connor of Okanogan was in Brewster for several days during this past week looking after business affairs. A movement is underway to form a Boy Scout organization in Brewster. Waterville’s baseball team won three games straight from Mansfield and a $250 prize. The...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 Capt. C.E. Chase of Brewster is included in the supplementary list of 149 appointments to a training camp at the Presidio in San Francisco. Officers of the Waterville Chautauqua Association were elected for the coming year. They are E.W. Fawley, president; L.O. Anderson, secretary; and M.E....
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 The Ladies Aid Society of Brewster met Friday at the home of Mrs. Fred Rice. F.B. Holden, publisher of the Brewster Review, motored down to Wenatchee Sunday and returned home the following evening. He was accompanied by his father and mother and two sisters, and the trip was made in a new...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1917 Dr. C.R. McKinley of Brewster is in Wenatchee today on professional business. R.E. Darling of Bridgeport is a business visitor to Wenatchee today. Charles G. Hanson, owner of a hotel in Waterville, has purchased the Wenatchee Hotel from J.E. Grant. Hanson intends to divide his time...
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News From Our Past

Douglas County news from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago.
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