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Glance at the Past: 7.29.15

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100 years ago from the Raymond Herald
July 30, 1915
Auto accident ends fatally.
A car driven by C. M. Rutherford of Pe Ell, a former well known resident of Lebam, overturned near Castle Rock last Saturday evening, killing Roy Conkins, manager of the McCormick Lumber Company's store at McCormick.


Two Pe Ell cars, one driven by C. W. Boynton, the Pe Ell banker, and the other by Mr. Rutherford, started Saturday afternoon for Silver Lake, where the members of the two parties were going to camp. In the latter car were Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford, Mr. and Mrs. Conkins of McCormick and Mr. Rutherford's daughter, Ms. George Peters of South Bend.


Supreme court halts hearing in bank case.
The meeting called by Judge Wright to be held at the Raymond Commercial Club rooms this morning at 10am was interrupted by a writ of prohibition issued yesterday by the state supreme court, and served this morning. According to the notice the meeting was called for the purpose of hearing the report of the receiver, which was published in full in the Herald on July 16. Judge Wright was present at the Commercial Club rooms this morning at 10am, and stated to a gathering of depositors that a writ of prohibition from the supreme court had been served on him.


50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
July 29, 1965
Checked in time.
Fire fighting crews from the State Department of Natural Resources, helped by area loggers, brought under control a blaze which broke out off the Church road in lands being logged by Rayonier Incorporated last Thursday about 1:30 pm.


About an acre and a half of green timber was burned over before the fire was finally controlled. The fire was trailed Thursday night and Friday afternoon crew were engaged in mop up operations.


Woods safety rule changes will be aired.
The safety division of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries will conduct a meeting on safety in the logging industry on August 5 at 7pm in the Aberdeen Federal Savings and Loan building, First and Broadway.


Elbert O. Pearson, supervisor of the safety division, says this is one of many evening meetings being held all over the state to acquaint logging operators with new safety rules which have been drafted in an effort to curtail accidents.


25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
August 1, 1990
Raymondites debate whether city can attract more tourists.
Raymond's potential as a tourist draw was the topic of lively discussion by residents at a public meeting on the county Economic Development Council's historical corridor project.


The July 25 meeting was one of five held in the north county.


EDC officials reviewed the plan to create an "historic corridor" with boats, trolleys and trains taking tourists through the county. A state grant of $100,000 has funded work on the project. A full house was in the PUD auditorium as residents heard from Bill Sanford of the Seattle consulting firm NBBJ and from Art Yoshioka and Diane Farrell of the EDC. Introducing themselves, members of the audience said they were interested in new industry in the area and in the potential of the tourist industry.


Fire flattens tavern, last retail store in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Tavern was destroyed by fire early Saturday, ending business at the community's only retail business and, reportedly, the oldest bar in Pacific County.


Lost as well was the tavern's cherished collection of logging memorabilia and it's famed spitting trough patrons.


Karen Estes said she and her husband Bob, who live about 40 feet from the tavern, saw the flames at approximately 3:55am. Mrs. Estes said she dialed zero and was bounced back and forth from Hoquiam again and then back to Aberdeen.

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