Pictorial Past | Winter fun in Waterville

Kids sledding in Waterville around 1900. From the Frank Malloy collection.
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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.L. Rogers came down from Waterville yesterday and left on the early morning train for Pullman to attend the sessions of the Northwest Grain Growers which are scheduled for several days. Deputy Sheriff A.H. Davis of Douglas County came down from Waterville yesterday on official...
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Our Past | 1989: Ann Reathaford acknowledged for volunteer firefighting contributions

This article published in the Feb. 16, 1989 edition of The Empire Press tells the story of a wife and mother who took on the responsibility of serving as a volunteer firefighter with Douglas County Fire District 2 back in the late 1980s.
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Our Past | 1941: Presentation aims to teach about erosion

The following article about a presentation by the assistant chief of the SCS was printed in the Feb. 6, 1941 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 The annual meeting of Road District No. 9 of East Wenatchee was held Sunday in the Grange Hall. The meeting was called to order by President O.B. Sellers. A motion by E.D.H. Webb to elect officers for 1918 was seconded and carried. Sellers was re-elected president and Jacob...
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Pictorial Past | Anniversary celebration

A group of Douglas area residents gather in 1924 for the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Sparks.
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Pictorial Past | 1936: Fill ‘er up

Keith Slack and Jack Thomas in front of the Standard Oil Gas Station in Waterville in 1936.
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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 Cliff Jones, who lives north of Waterville, last week plowed 30 acres. This is something remarkable for this country as there is usually a couple of feet of snow there at this time. Snow in the fields is practically gone now and the sun shines bright and warm. The ground has...
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Our Past | 1990: Alice Jacobsen is named Waterville’s Citizen of the Year

Selected by Karen Larsen According to Douglas County Museum Director Lori Ludeman, Alice Jacobsen was involved on the museum board for many years, but her most important contribution to Waterville was to get downtown buildings on the Historic Register. “It took a lot of time, energy and resources to get that taken care of,” Ludeman said. The following excerpts are from an article published...
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Pictorial Past | Peterson harvest in 1914

The Peterson harvesting crew on the Waterville Plateau in 1914. Edwin Peterson is the driver. The crew included Bert Peterson, Walt Peterson, Mary Peterson Carpenter, Ness Peterson and Jens Peterson. (Provided photo/Douglas County Historical Museum-Witter...
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