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Berms of snow make for a changed landscape on Park Street in Snoqualmie during the winter of 1950 in this Harold Keller photo. The barn was located across the road from where Centennial Fields is now located. This picture and other historic Valley images may be purchased at www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org by clicking on the “order photos online” link. - Courtesy photo
Berms of snow make for a changed landscape on Park Street in Snoqualmie during the winter of 1950 in this Harold Keller photo. The barn was located across the road from where Centennial Fields is now located. 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,

Jan. 5, 1984

• The “new” Snoqualmie Valley hospital has arrived a lot sooner than anyone could have predicted. In with the new year came a new hospital administrator, Robert Rabideau, former chief executive of Overlake Hospital for nearly 24 years. His hiring was announced by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Health and Hospital Services.

• Dwenar Forgue of Duvall, matriarch of the Snoqualmie Tribe, has seen her last pow-wow. It seems fitting somehow that she passed away so close to the gathering of the tribe at Carnation. She could remember 80 years of tribal pow-wows, with her first memories centering at Monahan on Lake Sammamish, where she was born on July 17, 1898.

• Reporters and editors may come and go, but the one constant at the Valley Record is the old-time social news written by Maude Woods. North Bend and Snoqualmie news notes may not be big for all readers, but they remain a consistently popular feature for many. Few realize the hard work and time that goes into the columns. Fewer still know that Woods continues to produce neat, precise items at age 90.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Jan. 8, 1959

• School District 410 Board President Dick Carmichael told the Record that the selection of the new superintendent will be on the agenda for the Jan. 12 meeting. The Record has received many queries, which can only be answered by the board. The open meeting offers those interested the opportunity to bring their questions before the directors.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, Jan. 4, 1934

• Much interest was aroused locally when it became known that a tract of 480 acres of land owned by King County two miles south of North Bend might be considered as a site for the proposed $250,000 U.S. Hospital for the insane.

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