Pictorial Past | Pioneer postmaster

Madelia St. Germain served as the postmaster for a rural post office that bore her name from 1904 to 1913.
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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 — 1918 A.B. Dorsey bought 420 acres from Albert E. Long for $12,000. Mrs. A.J. Hensel of Waterville returned home Saturday after a week’s stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H.D. Webb. The farmers of St. Andrews are working hard toward erecting a 20,000 bushel elevator and so far...
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Our Past | 1938: Fairgrounds are site for Public Works Administration project

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article from the June 16, 1938 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press highlights how the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funds and men to accomplish needed work at Waterville’s fairgrounds in anticipation of that year’s fair.   Forty Men Start Work at Fairgrounds Monday Forty men will be put to work at the fairgrounds here next Monday on...
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Pictorial Past | Mansfield elevators

Newly constructed concrete grain silos in Mansfield in 1953.
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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 — 1918 Larry Coonan yesterday bought the William Sylvester 320-acre ranch on the southside for $11,000. Directors were elected during a meeting of the stockholders of the Waterville Railway Co. They are J.C. Brennesholtz, M.H. Davison, L.C. Knemeyer, William Zimmerman and John Hanna....
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Our Past | 1934: Grange baseball game raises funds for picnic

Selected by Karen Larsen The following two pieces came from the June 7, 1934 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. The first tells of a baseball game played to raise money for the annual Grange picnic. The second includes a few of the local news items published that week about Mansfield.   Waterville Grangers Lose To Douglas Under the eagle eye of Umpire Bert Norton, and before a howling...
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Our Past | 1957: High School, Middle School awards night

The following article, published in the May 30, 1957 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells of that year’s annual school awards assembly.
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Pictorial Past | First and last locomotive

This is the Waterville Railway Company’s first and only diesel locomotive, shown in April 1947 parked inside the engine house at Waterville.
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News From Our Past

News from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago.
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Pictorial Past | Bridge work

Workers drive piles for Railroad Bridge No. 40, just south of Douglas, on the Mansfield Branch Line in 1908. Photo by Aaron Shimer. (Information and provided photo/Darrin Nelson)  
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