Pictorial Past | Winter fun in Waterville

Kids sledding in Waterville around 1900. From the Frank Malloy collection.
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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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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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Pictorial Past | Harvest on the T.G. Dark ranch

Harvest scene on the T.G. Dark ranch in the early 1900s.
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Pictorial Past | Grain operation at Withrow

Waterville Union Grain Co. at Withrow on Oct. 16, 1919.
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Pictorial Past | Waterville rail line started

Beginning stages of construction on the Waterville Railway on Oct. 14, 1909.
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Pictorial Past | Rail line through Douglas Creek Canyon

The homestead of Joseph Mason Barb (1880-1966), a prominent rancher in the Douglas Creek area, in 1909. It was that year — two years after Barb arrived — the Great Northern Railway built a line through his ranch. In turn, Barb opened the short-lived post office of Hopewell on June 27, 1910 at his residence. Barb served as its only postmaster. On March 31, 1911, postal service was...
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Pictorial Past | Early day Withrow

Two men pose behind a roadster at Withrow in 1922. In the background, on the right, is Gossom’s Cash Store. On the left, is the office of The Withrow Banner newspaper. If you can identify these men, email us at weekly@empire-press.com. The photographer is unknown. (Provided photo and information/Darrin...
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Pictorial Past | Post office from the past

The post office of Nelson was established in the Chas. Mayfield & Co. General Merchandise store on April 18, 1907.
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