News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1919 Mrs. W.H. Laury of Brewster is a guest at the Wenatchee Hotel. Alfred G. Mickelson of St. Andrews completed his grain elevator this week. Judge Sam B. Hill of Waterville stopped at the Wenatchee Hotel over Sunday. 50 years ago — 1969 Friday was a big day for Randy Petersen, son...
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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 — 1919 E.C. Carter of Waterville is a guest at the Wenatchee Hotel. F.E. Craft of Sandpoint, Idaho, is registered at the Elman Hotel. He is on his way to Waterville to visit his brother, Blair Craft, whom he has not seen for 25 years. Judge R.S. Steiner has sold his residence on South...
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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 — 1919 A meeting was held at the Waterville courthouse on Thursday for the purpose of deciding on a wage scale for Waterville area farmers. Sixty-five dollars a month was decided as the going wage for ordinary farm labor. Manuel Hinderer, L. Barnes and Mervin McDonald were also chosen as...
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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 — 1919 ? H. Martinson has resigned his position at the Waterville Hardware Co. and accepted a similar job with Wells & Wade Hardware Co. in Wenatchee. ? Tom Cole is the new bookkeeper at the Waterville Auto Company, having taken the place of Wilbur Elder. Elder resigned to go to Wenatchee...
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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 — 1919 Grain dealers appearing today before the House agriculture committee proposed that the government pay the guaranteed price of $2.26 a bushel for the 1919 wheat crop and sell to the consumer at the world market price which they estimated would be about $1.25. Witnesses generally believed this...
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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 — 1919 At Waterville yesterday a deal was closed for the purchase of the E.K. Fritts residence. In other real estate news, Bert Townsend purchased the J.W. Lindow residence. The annual report of F.H. Zenter, county agriculturalist, shows that 10,000 acres of Douglas County land was...
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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 — 1919 I.M. Derifield has sold his 40-acre ranch near Malaga to Calvin Andrew Wyer, a resident of the Big Bend north of Mansfield. The price was $22,000. The total acreage in fruit in the four counties of Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant has decreased from 41,711 in 1915 to 34,815...
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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 — 1919 A patent has been issued for an apparatus to allow a person to play a piano and the violin at the same time. Douglas County commissioners have invested in a 75-horsepower tractor for the use of the county in building good roads. In order to raise $1.5 million more for road...
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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 — 1919 A letter from the Big Bend Empire in today’s Daily World states, “We note, by the Wenatchee World, that John A. Gellatly, Chelan County representative, was going to the Legislature with an idea of getting the state to build the road to Quincy around the Rock Island point … that...
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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 — 1919 Sgt. Jack Hensel of Waterville passed through Wenatchee today on his way back to Camp Custer, Mich. Jesse Stauffer, a fifth grade teacher at Waterville School, has received an offer to teach at Ellensburg Normal. She is planning on taking it as the position is a good one, paying $125 a...
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