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This picnic from 1893 was held at a place called “Little Rock” featuring the Medcalf, Schofield, Byles and Jennings families, among others.

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Jul 17, 2014 10:30am

120 Years Ago

July 20, 1894

The Satsop Mercantile and Creamery sent overland, by wagon, 7,000 pounds of butter and cheese to Olympia for the Sound markets Monday. It required three...

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Jun 26, 2014 4:37pm

120 Years Ago

June 29, 1894

The fine farm of George Geissler, a short distance west of town, has been purchased by Ninemire & Morgan, the consideration being $11,000. The farm...

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Jun 19, 2014 10:30am

120 Years Ago

June 15, 1894

It is expected that a great game of ball will take place here some time next week, between the Stanford University nine and the Montesanos. The Stanfords...

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Jun 05, 2014 10:30am

120 Years Ago

June 8, 1894

The blowing open of the depot safe, and that of C.C. Combs, the Elma merchant, last Friday night, together with burning the stock of merchandise, was a most...

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May 30, 2014 12:17pm

120 Years Ago

May 25, 1894

Two of Montesano’s boys took a drive up the Wynooche last Sunday. Not being familiar with the crossings of the river, they very naturally got into deep water...

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May 22, 2014 11:40am

120 Years Ago

May 18, 1894

It now seems there is a good prospect for a bridge across the west for of the Satsop near Dan Gleeson’s place — a call for bids to do the work appearing in...

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Updated: May 19, 2014 10:04am

120 Years Ago

May 11, 1894

On Wednesday, our office was visited by George Leshi, and Indian from the Chehalis reservation, who with a party of Indians were on their way to the beach,...

You think today’s travel security was tough? Try 1903 standards.

May 16, 2014 3:34pm

You thought taking your shoes off in the airport security line was tough? Check out travel security in 1903.

Reprinted from the June 19, 1903 Vidette, which cited the Aberdeen Sun:


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May 08, 2014 10:57pm

120 Years Ago

May 4, 1894

The Hoquiam Hotel was finally sold, Tuesday morning at a sheriff sale, and was bid in by M.H. Arnot, of New York, who held a mortgage on the property, for...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Mayor Ken Estes stands in front of a sign at City Hall telling a bit about it’s history.

Monte City Hall turns 100 on May 6

May 06, 2014 5:57pm

Montesano City Hall is celebrating its 100th birthday on May 6.

Mayor Ken Estes issued a proclamation recently declaring this week as Centennial Week for the Montesano City Hall, honoring “...

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Updated: May 01, 2014 8:49am

120 years ago

April 27, 1894

WYNOOCHE — F.A. Katon and family moved on to the Johnson place on Peel Slough on Wednesday. Meantime, Fred Katon had the misfortune to break one of his...