Pictorial Past | Secretary of Agriculture visits

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz tours the Estel Elmer orchard near Rock Island while visiting the Wenatchee area in August of 1973.
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Our Past | 1986: British family visits Waterville wheat harvest

These excerpts come from an article about an English family that came to Waterville to experience the wheat harvest.
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Our Past | 1948: Waterville has enough with Daylight Saving Time

If you think it is confusing enough to change between Pacific Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time twice a year, think about how it would be if different towns and cities were operating on different times.
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News From Our Past

Douglas County news from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago
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Pictorial Past | Promenaders to celebrate

One of the Wenatchee area's oldest square dance organizations, The Appleland Promenaders, celebrates its 21st anniversary on Dec. 13, 1969 with a dance and party at the Barn in East Wenatchee.
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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. M.F. Wallace and Mrs. W.F. O’Neal of Waterville were Sunday guests at the Wenatchee Hotel.   50 Years Ago — 1969 Ray Bafus and Norman Webster purchased Frank’s Market in Brewster from Frank LaFayette. The business will be called Norm’s...
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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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