Pictorial Past | Freight company moves the goods

Freight moves rapidly across the dock of Northwest Motor Freight Co. in East Wenatchee in September of 1958.
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Our Past | 1985: Wheat Wives looks ahead to fair

This article, from the July 18, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, encourages women to help promote the wheat industry by joining Wheat Wives.
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Our Past | 1969: New Waterville school building almost completed

This article, from the July 17, 1969 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells of progress on the construction of Waterville’s school building.
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Our Past | 1941: Birthday celebration for local homesteader

This article from the July 19, 1941 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of a community birthday party for a 75-year-old man who had come to Mold — a community in eastern Douglas County — to homestead when he was young.
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Pictorial Past | Early East Wenatchee landscape

Back in the 1890s and early 1900s, the East Wenatchee area had lots of sagebrush and little else. It wasn't until 1908 when the Highline Canal was completed that the Eastside received water. Once water was available, fruit trees were planted extensively throughout the area as this photo taken in the 1910s (looking west) attests.
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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 — 1919 Harry O. Moore of Douglas and Mrs. C.B. Lamoreaux of Bridgeport were guests last week at the Wenatchee Hotel. M.F. Dilworth of Waterville is registered this week at the Elman Hotel in Wenatchee. 50 Years Ago — 1969 Permits to install two cattle guards on county roads were...
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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 — 1919 Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Emmons of Waterville and I.W. Wright, lumber dealer of Mansfield, are all registered guests at the Wenatchee Hotel. The St. Andrews and Pilot Rock school districts will hold a joint picnic at Bucks Grove next Friday. Mrs. Will Jenkin of St. Andrews entertained a...
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Pictorial Past | Pioneer watering hole

Withrow's first saloon. Do you know the date this was taken? Email us at weekly@empire-press.com.
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Our Past | 1960: A gathering of homemakers

In this article from the June 30, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire Press the author neglected to specify what club was holding the meeting described. It looks like it was the “Homemakers Club.”
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Pictorial Past | Milestone event at Withrow

A number of early-day Withrow area citizens were present to witness the arrival of water to the Douglas County farm community in 1909.
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