The Way it Was

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

100 years ago

An old photograph

Judge J.E. Harding, the well known cashier of the Thornton Bank, and one of the best known and highly esteemed citizens of Vernon County, has an old picture which represents the county court, officers and attorneys and citizens which has was taken in the year 1868. The old photograph represents the old county court of that period and many others.

Judge Harding, realizing the interest in the group, the new court house now being in course of construction, contemplates having the picture enlarged, that it may be added to the collection of pictures which may be placed in the new county court house, when completed.

50 years ago

Returns from seven weeks tour of west

Miss Ethyl Winders, Nevada, returned Monday from a seven-week visit to the Pacific Northwest and California. Enroute she visited the Black Hills and Glacier National Park.

In Burlington, Wash., she was the guest of her cousins, Mrs. W.R. Henson, Mrs. Bernard Armstrong, Mrs. C.C. Miller, and families. At Menlo Park, Calif., she visited her niece, Mrs. Oliver Grimm, and family. All of these are former Vernon Countians.

States visited include, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho and Kansas. A trip to Victoria, B.C., was a highlight of her trip. She also visited Hope, Whidbey, Fidalgo, San Juan, and Camano Islands in Puget Sound.