August 19, 2008 · Updated 1:28 PM
25 Years Ago
Thursday, Aug. 18
• Barry Dardis, area manager of Telephone Utilities, explained some of the options available to telephone customers who are faced with increased rates on Jan. 1, 1984, when he spoke to the Fall City Business and Professional Association Friday. After the first of the year, the phone company will provide wiring to your house or business, but you will own and maintain the phone.
• The Snoqualmie City Council is seeking $63,000 in grant money from the Emergency Jobs Bill grant to fund development of the economic corridor from Snoqualmie Falls to the railway depot.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, Aug. 21
• The first of the Snoqualmie Falls mill houses to be moved down the hill and across the river made the journey this week, with breathless sidewalk engineers on duty all along the route. The movers, Krone and Sons, got the Hiram Dowd home up on blocks and rolling by 9 a.m. Tuesday. Early Wednesdsay morning, the “lead house” in the parade of mill homes was on its way again, this time attended by linemen from the telephone company, power company and the TV cable company, all anxious to get their lines out of the way.
• John Aronica of Carnation is in Nelems Memorial hospital as a result of injuries last Thursday evening in Mill 1 at Snoqualmie Falls. Aronica was working with the millwrights. About 9:30 p.m., he fell from a plank to the blacktop mill floor 15 feet below.
• The annual Sallal Grange Fair drew at least 1,000 spectators from Aug. 14 to 16, and the opinion on all sides was that it was a whopping success. Even the tired Grangers themselves seem to forget about tired feet when they review the event.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Aug. 17, 1933
• The home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kvam, on the rock quarry road between North Bend and Snoqualmie, was completely destroyed by fire of unknown origin Wednesday afternoon. The flames had not gained much headway when discovered, but the electric pump on which the water supply of the family depended refused to work.
• On Sunday night, residents got out the old Ingersols and the family alarm clocks and proceeded to set them back to conform to the change from Daylight Savings Time, in effect for the past three months, to the good old Pacific Standard Time. Seemingly, the innovation had served its purpose.