Our Past | 1990: County Commissioners throw their support behind loop trail

The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail, which extends about 11 miles along the shoreline of the Columbia River on the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee banks, is a remarkable asset to this area.
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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  L.A. Weston and family of Withrow visited Sunday at the home of Ben Spear in Waterville. The Ladies Aid of Brewster met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Fulton Woods. Mrs. L.O. Anderson of Waterville was a guest last evening of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Woods.   50...
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Our Past | 1982: Exchange students provide chance for intercultural interaction

The following excerpts were taken from an editorial printed in the Sept. 30, 1982 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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Pictorial Past | Mold’s community schoolhouse

The former Mold Schoolhouse shown here in 1972. It was located near the intersection of Road 9 NE (Mold Road) and Road S NE, nine miles north of Coulee City in Douglas County. (Information and provided photo/Darrin...
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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 ? Mayor W.A. Henry of Waterville was in Wenatchee yesterday for personal reasons. ? Hettie Martin is back home in Rock Island after an extended visit with friends in Wenatchee. ? A.L. Rogers of Waterville was a recent visitor at Rock Island. ? Mrs. C.E. Green and family of...
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Pictorial Past | Mud Spring schoolhouse nears its end

This is the former Mud Spring schoolhouse in 1971, a year before it was torn down. After the school closed it served as a community club meeting place. It was located eight miles west and one mile north of Mansfield at the intersection of Road C NW and Road 15 NW. (Information and provided photo/Darrin...
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Our Past | 1945: Servicewoman writes home

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, published in the Sept. 13, 1945 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, gives excerpts from letters written by Lt. Medora Fowler, a servicewoman from the Waterville area.   Following the Flag Lt. Medora Fowler wrote to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chase Fowler, about the excitement in Luzon when the news came of the Japanese surrender. The letter reads in...
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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 L.T. Milner, a prominent rancher in Waterville, was in Wenatchee Saturday evening. J.M. Stoddard and E.M. Fritts of Waterville were visitors at Mansfield Tuesday afternoon. The Women’s Missionary Society of the Christian Church in Mansfield held an outing Thursday at Grimes...
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Our Past | 1954: NCW District Fair just around the corner

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, published in the Sept. 9, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, gives some details about that year’s North Central Washington District Fair. At that time, the fair was held in the middle of September. Horse races have been an important part of the fair since its early days.   Final Plans Set For Six-County Fair Here Sept. 17-19 Final plans are...
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Pictorial Past | The early day town of Douglas

The town of Douglas in 1909. The large building in the center of the photo, with the row of windows, housed the Douglas Record newspaper, Wolverton General Store and the Douglas State Bank. The white building in the lower right was a hardware store. At the top left, was the school, and at the top right was the former German Lutheran Church built in 1890. (Information and provided photo/Darrin...
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