Pictorial Past | Get out to vote

Schools Superintendent Carl Wheelon takes to the skies to get the word out about a special bond measure being voted upon in Waterville on Sept. 30, 1958. Wheelon, piloted by Bill Redlinger of Wenatchee, dropped balloons and leaflets over the town urging voters to go to the polls. The measure was for an addition to the high school. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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Pictorial Past | Traveling to Waterville

The Waterville Special picks up people in Douglas who are en route to Waterville for a picnic, only four miles away. The date is unknown. If you know more information about this photo, email us at weekly@empire-press.com. (Chester M. Lockwood photo/Douglas County Historical...
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Pictorial Past | Historical Society is organized

A first step in the formal organization of the new Douglas County Historical Society is taken Aug. 31, 1959.
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Pictorial Past | Mansfield church

The Mansfield Church of God is dedicated around the 1950s. This photo is provided by the Douglas County Historical Museum.
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Pictorial Past | Promoting Highway 97

Caravan ‘97, made up of “good roads” boosters, travels by Chief Joseph Dam en route to Dawson Creek, B.C., in September of 1960. The motorcade began in Bend, Ore., with boosters joining in along the route. It was said to be one of the longest civilian auto caravans in history, and was conceived as a means of promoting Highway 97 — the watergrade road between California and...
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Pictorial Past | Summer reading

Children participating in the Columbia River Regional Library’s 1960 summer reading program are treated to a picnic and story hour for their final session in late August.
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Pictorial Past | Federated Church’s early days

The Waterville Methodist Episcopal Church (later the Federated Church) around the 1920s.
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Pictorial Past | NCW District Fair entries galore in ’63

It was a busy day at the 1963 North Central Washington District Fair in Waterville as judges look at animals and exhibits.
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Fair spotlight on Waterville in 1963

Following the Grant, Okanogan and Chelan County fairs, the spotlight moves eastward to Waterville and the 1963 North Central Washington District Fair held Sept. 12-15.
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Pictorial Past | Brewster depot faces closure

Brewster Mayor Howard Gamble, left, and Wally Schulke, manager of a fruit warehouse, discuss how best to address a proposal by the Great Northern Railway in 1964 that the depot in the background be closed. The issue met with resistance from local residents as well as business and agriculture officials.  (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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