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The Snoqualmie Hop Ranch, located at the site of the current Meadowbrook Farm, was by far the biggest business proposition for the Valley until the opening of the Snoqualmie lumber mill. The farm was created in 1882, and was in operation for some 15 years, requiring between 1,200 and 2,000 pickers every year. This picture and other historic Valley images may be purchased at www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org. - Courtesy photo
The Snoqualmie Hop Ranch, located at the site of the current Meadowbrook Farm, was by far the biggest business proposition for the Valley until the opening of the Snoqualmie lumber mill. The farm was created in 1882, and was in operation for some 15 years, requiring between 1,200 and 2,000 pickers every year. This picture and other historic Valley images may be purchased at www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

25 Years Ago

Thursday, Aug. 11, 1983

• “I’ve never missed a North Bend parade in 25 years,” claims Ed Lane, the number one horseman in the Snoqualmie Valley, named grand marshal of the Alpine Days parade for 1963. Lane, 80 years old, is retired from the Washington State Patrol and keeps busy on his “horse spread” just outside North Bend.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Aug. 14, 1958

• Members of the Snoqualmie Volunteer Fire Department responded to nearly half a dozen fire calls in the space of four days, beginning with a brush fire that sent them racing to The Terrace at Snoqualmie Falls on Aug. 6.

• There will be no kindergarten this fall in School District 407. This was the decision reluctantly reached by school board members, in line with last April’s announcement that kindergarten classes would only be conducted if 50 or more children were registered.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, Aug. 10, 1933

• A very interesting account of the financial crisis which faces the schools, brought about by the even division of the State Supreme Court on the question of the constitutionality of the occupation tax, passed by the recent legislature and designed to provide revenue for the common schools of the state, has been submitted to the publishers of the Valley Record by R.J. Schusman, superintendent of Snoqualmie schools.

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