Out of the Past: This week in Snoqualmie Valley history

Stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include:

Thursday, Jan. 7, 1988

There’s no room left in Snoqualmie, and Bellevue, Issaquah and Redmond are filling up fast. The pressure of continuous growth in the region is increasingly felt in the Valley. Since 1980, population grew by 8 percent in Snoqualmie and North Bend, 25 percent in Carnation and 100 percent in Duvall.

Thursday, Jan. 10, 1963

• Thieves broke into Snoqualmie Food Center early Jan. 2. They couldn’t get into the safe by sawing off the dial and hinges, so they ended up stealing cartons of cigarettes, pennies from the register and two bottles of pop, which they drunk on the premises. They turned on the hot water and tried to flood the place, but didn’t plug the sink well. They left with the safe handle, which owner Wayne Gaub would like returned.

• At a well-attended meeting January 8, the North Bend Chamber of Commerce unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to trading stamps.

• Rudolph L. Widen of Fall City escaped injury Jan. 5 when his car left the roadway of PSH No. 2 west of Snoqualmie in heavy fog and traveled 21 feet in a ditch.


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