Pictorial Past | Pre-game exchange between coaches

Wenatchee High School Panther coach Tom Byrne, left, and Eastmont High School coach Lou Boni meet for lunch prior to the two schools facing each other for the first time in football action on Oct. 3, 1958.
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Our Past | 1982: Dance planned at Farmer Hall

These excerpts come from an article published in the Aug. 26, 1982 edition of the Waterville Empire Press about an upcoming dance at Farmer Hall.
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Pictorial Past | Spotlight on Rock Island FFA rancher

Mike Sachs, left, and his father, Howard, pause for cameraman Gary Smith during the filming of a documentary in August of 1973.
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Pictorial Past | Work begins on golf course

These men have “teed off” on a big project at Rock Island in July of 1962 — creating a new golf course.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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