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This photo shows owner Robert W. Vinnedge, grandfather of North Bend resident Gardiner Vinnedge, at left, in the North Bend Timber Company office, with an unidentified employee. Their office was located on the site of what is today the North Bend Bar and Grill. The only existing artifact left from that era is the establishment’s fireplace. This picture and other historic Valley images may be purchased at www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org by clicking on the “order photos online” link. - Courtesy photo
This photo shows owner Robert W. Vinnedge, grandfather of North Bend resident Gardiner Vinnedge, at left, in the North Bend Timber Company office, with an unidentified employee. Their office was located on the site of what is today the North Bend Bar and Grill. The only existing artifact left from that era is the establishment’s fireplace. This picture and other historic Valley images may be purchased at www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org by clicking on the “order photos online” link.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

25 Years Ago

Thursday, June 9, 1983

• More than 700 local wood and sawmill workers were still unsure of their fate early this week, with the chance of a strike still hanging over their heads. Late Monday night, a union official involved in contract negotiations announced that a tentative agreement had been reached. But Tuesday morning, a local union official said the settlement had not been reached.

• Get out the jam jars and open the recipe books, because the Lower Snoqualmie Valley strawberry fields are bursting with red, plump berries. This year looks like a great year for the berries, with prices remaining at last year’s 40 cents a pound. The warm weather following the warm moist weather has produced unusually fine berries.

• Drina Dao and Steve Roetcisoender are Tolt High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, June 12, 1958

• A lone fisherman, headed for Lake Phillipa in the Cascade Mountains, caused worry and strain for his wife and a search party she alerted Monday morning. Mrs. Roy Wulf of Renton called the Sate Patrol at North Bend to report that her husband had not returned home the evening before and asked for assistance in locating him. Wulf was found walking out of the wooded area on the logging road between the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River and Sunnry Creek.

• A good three feet... in one pair! Wes Johnstone claims that the biggest pair of shoes he has ever worked on walked into his shop Tuesday afternoon, their seven-foot, six-inch tall owner requesting that said shoes be resoled and heeled, while he waited, if Wes had that much leather on hand.

• There’s lots to see in the new Si View addition. Once more, Snoqualmie’s Community Development Study has borne fruit. This coming Saturday, the Si View addition to the town, the first real estate development of its kind east of Eastgate, will make its official debut.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, June 8, 1933

• A capacity audience filled North Bend grade school auditorium for the graduation of the Class of 1933 of North Bend High School Monday evening this week. Although the class was a relatively small one, the ceremony lacked nothing in dignity and color, and the well-balanced program was greatly appreciated. The main feature of the program was the inspiring address delivered by Dr. Geoffrey Stafford of the University Temple. The response of the audience to his talk on “The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent” was proof of their appreciation.

• Al Church had charge of the Kiwanis Club luncheon and was fortunate in having for his speaker Fred Boynton, attorney for the Auto Club of Washington. Mr. Boynton gave his audience many interesting facts about new laws, which will go into effect July 31, concerning driver’s licenses, proper lights for cars, and other matters.

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