- About Us
25 Years Ago
Thursday, July 28, 1983
• What has four legs, four eyes, two wheels and can travel 50 miles per hour downhill? That’s what a lot of people must have thought when they saw the Boyds of Spring Glen go flying by on the highway last month on their two-wheeled contraption. The Boyds used their custom-made tandem bike to go on a 1,000-mile trip from here to Glacier Park in Montana, and then to Lake Louise in Canada.
• Picking up litter may not sound like a very glamorous job, but for two Valley teenagers, it’s a route to a bit of fame. Tanya Grim of North Bend and Dennis Roth of Snoqualmie are featured in a television commercial promoting the state Department of Ecology’s roadside litter pick-up program. Tanya is the poster girl for the litter control program, so look for her face on litter pickup posters.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, July 31, 1958
• Members of the Community Hall Steering Committee and a group of interested Valleyites got together at the Hall Monday night, and the result is a brand new organization, the Snoqualmie Valley Young Men’s Christian Association, a project to be owned, operated and developed by and for the people of the Valley. For many years, the Snoqualmie Falls “Y” has been a company-sponsored facility. Weyerhaeuser decided to give the building to the community, rather than demolish it, if enough people of the community showed interest in taking it over.
• An avalanche of prizes poured in this week to make the four-day Snoqualmie Days celebration this weekend one of the biggest give-away shows in Valley history. Firemen and the VFW have arranged for a new entertainment feature called the “Dunk Tank.” It’s a very special kind of baseball throw; if you hit the target, the victim seated over the tank is plopped into the water. A number of true-blue Snoqualmie businessmen have “volunteered” as targets.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, July 27, 1933
• Fire of unknown origin totally destroyed the homes of Mrs. Annie Askey and Mrs. D.B. Woods in Snoqualmie last Saturday afternoon, at about 4 p.m. Mrs. Askey’s little house had just been improved by the addition of two rooms and finished on the inside, and while insurance of about $500 was carried, it will not be enough to reimburse the aged woman for but a small part of her loss. The Woods home was completely destroyed. Mr. Woods, who lay in a coma in his house, was carried to a place of safety on a mattress.