Pictorial Past | Early Withrow

Louise Gossom (1876-1979), left, owner of the Withrow Cash Store, appears with an unidentified woman near the corner of Douglas Street and 1st Street in Withrow in 1922. The building behind Gossom, in the background, is the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. (Information and provided photo/Darrin...
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Pictorial Past | Hauling water

Horse-drawn water wagons, such as the one in this early 1900 photo provided by the Douglas County Historical Museum, were a familiar site for pioneers in the Big Bend country.
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Pictorial Past | Quilting for a cause

United Lutheran Church quilters display one of the quilts they made in 1979 for Lutheran World Relief.
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Pictorial Past | Lamoine school children

This photo, from around 1918, shows students by the south side entrance of the little Lamoine schoolhouse. Those identified are Ben Nelson (far left), Marie Nelson (second from left), Evelyn Nelson (second from right) and Oliver Nelson (far right). In the back is Ella Danklefs, who taught school there from 1918 to 1921. (Information and provided photo/Darrin...
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Pictorial Past | Tending to the land

John Hinderer tills the soil on his Waterville homestead in 1955. The land is on the corner of Jackson Avenue and 1st Street. The home in the background was owned by John, Paul and Mark Hinderer. (Provided photo/Ted...
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Pictorial Past | Concluding harvest in 1912

The J.I. Case harvesting rig finishes its 22nd consecutive season on Oct. 12, 1912. The machine was owned and operated by E.W. Johnston in Waterville. Note the cook’s wagon at the left. The photo was taken by Alfred S. Witter. (Provided photo/Douglas County Historical...
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Pictorial Past | Harvest on the Lovejoy ranch

Harvesting on the Lovejoy ranch near Waterville in August of 1924.
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Pictorial Past | Mansfield plow wreck

Frederick D. Kelsey (standing with his hand on the gondola car), a Great Northern Railway superintendent on the Spokane Division from 1915 to 1917, inspects the wreckage of a train near Supplee on the Mansfield Branch around 1915. This photo shows a wrecked wedge snow plow, a gondola full of coal and a steam locomotive. (Information and provided photo/Darrin...
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Pictorial Past | New Bridgeport officers

Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce officers for 1968 check the names of their business members at the organization’s installation banquet in January of that year. From left, are Howard Brandt, president; Elis Morton, vice president; Mrs. Terry Dowell, treasurer; and Mrs. Robert Kirk, secretary. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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Pictorial Past | Winter fun in Waterville

Kids sledding in Waterville around 1900. From the Frank Malloy collection.
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