News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 Filings for the various Douglas County offices on the Democratic ticket are J.F. Irwin, treasurer; L.R. Richards, engineer; L.L. Sellers, clerk; and A.H. Davis, sheriff. Filings on the Republic ticket are Bernice Stanley, auditor; and Mrs. L.O. Anderson, schools...
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Pictorial Past | Early beginnings of the fair

  Nov. 1, 1911, was a festive occasion for North Central Washington residents and especially for those from Waterville. The Annual Potato Carnival, the precursor of the North Central Washington District Fair and later the NCW Fair, was held there in recognition of the bumper crop of potatoes grown throughout the Big Bend area. This photo shows participants of the “potato race,” a...
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Our Past | 1960: Local girl has a look behind the iron curtain

The following excerpts are from a letter published in the Aug. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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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 Alva N. Barber of Waterville recently enlisted in the Army. Dalton Blake, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Blake, has accepted a position with the Waterville Garage and left yesterday for the Big Bend to begin work. Rev. Derifield of Wilbur has accepted the pastorate of the Christian...
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Pictorial Past | Milling operation in Douglas

The Hammond Mill Co. building in Douglas around 1909.
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Our Past | 1969: State wheat agencies court Japanese market

Selected by Karen Larsen According to Scott Yates, director of communications for the Washington Grain Commission, Japan has been an important market for Washington wheat since the 1960s. For the past few years, Japan has been the second largest market for Washington-grown soft white wheat, with the Philippines being the largest market. The following article, published in the Aug. 7, 1969 edition...
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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 J.C. Cunningham has traded his 40-acre orchard in Orondo to J.T. Slack for wheat land in Montana. Bridgeport went over the top in the recent war savings stamp drive. The district’s quota was $22,000. All districts but two have now reported and all have gone over the top by...
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Pictorial Past | Doing business in Withrow

Withrow Mercantile Co. around 1914. (
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Our Past | 1922: The end of the Mansfield News

The following content comes from an article published in the Aug. 3, 1922 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press which tells the story of the end of the Mansfield News.
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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 The sale of state land in Waterville this morning resulted in the disposal of a half-dozen tracts which generally brought the appraised value. The sale was conducted by the county auditor. The sales included: Northwest quarter of Section 3, Township 27, Range 24 to William Cornehl for...
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