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Out of the Past: Queen of the Jamboree, rubber raft race down the Snoqualmie
The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record:
Thursday, June 22, 1989
• More than 3,000 people visited the Mountain Man Rendezvous in the Upper Valley Sunday. The aim of the reenactment is to give locals an idea how the original settlers lived.
• Running for Northeast District Court Judge in 1986, Will Roarty of Duvall lost to James Kaiser by a single vote. With Kaiser resigning, Roarty is hitting pavement once again.
Thursday, June 25, 1964
• Miss Jane Hawk is Queen of the Snoqualmie Valley Riding Club Jamboree, featuring a parade on North Bend’s main street and a gymkhana Saturday.
• The annual two-man rubber raft race starts Saturday, from Edgewick bridge to a spot on the South Fork near the Snoqualmie-North Bend bridge.
• North Bend’s Town Council defined how the volunteer fire department’s emergency car will be used: To bring firefighters to their duties. Other uses are only in extreme cases of emergency.