Down with the dam; A fireman's dance: This week in Snoqualmie Valley history

Thursday, March 3, 1988

• The city of Bellevue received the thumbs down signal from Washington D.C. last week on a proposed 250-foot dam on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River. The dam was one of the hottest issues of 1985 in the Upper Valley. A pair of hearings on the matter produced an overwhelming “no thanks!”

• After 20 years in service to Snoqualmie’s school system, librarian Mrs. Mary Brickey got a proper send-off as she began her retirement February 29, with a staff celebration and plenty of eats.

Thursday, March 7, 1963

• With no fire alerts last week, Snoqualmie firemen spent the week pouring cement and working on construction of their hose tower. They’ve set the date for the third annual Hose Tower Dance at the Snoqualmie grade school gym. Proceeds help build the tower behind the fire hall, and boost the general department budget.

• A 21-year-old Bothell man died in a car-bus accident early Friday in front of the Falls Lodge.


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