Pictorial Past | The end of an era

Waterville area residents pose for a photo in front of a Burlington Northern Locomotive during ceremonies in Douglas to commemorate the end of the Mansfield Line on March 2, 1985. Burlington Northern was abandoning the 60-mile spur line, having waited out unsuccessful attempts by local farmers to keep the wheat trains rolling. From left, are Forrest Barnes (1912-2002), Alice Jacobsen (1925-2013), Roxanne Viebrock (1912-2004), person unidentified, Edna Slusser George (1907-2003), Glorian Eggers (1925-2008) and Nadra Betcher. The cameraman at the far left was from KCWT-27 News, a now defunct Wenatchee TV station. Photo provided by Anita Sprauer. (Information and provided photo/Darrin Nelson)