Past Time | Snoqualmie Valley Record's Historical Archives | Feb. 3

This aerial image of Snoqualmie Falls was snapped in 1933. This and other historic Valley images may be purchased at by clicking on the “order photos online” link. - Courtesy photo
This aerial image of Snoqualmie Falls was snapped in 1933. This and other historic Valley images may be purchased at by clicking on the “order photos online” link.
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25 Years Ago

Thursday, Feb. 2, 1984

• Mother Nature demonstrated her awesome strength in dramatic fashion last week by demolishing the 100,000-gallon water storage tank in Wilderness Rim. The force of trees carried by water and mud down the hillside was enough to totally wipe out the tank, constructed of three-eighths-on-an-inch-thick steel plates. The tank was used by residents for fire protection and as a backup water source. Fire flow was reduced to the west portion of the residential area.

• King County officials say that the high water last week in the Snoqualmie River basin was the most severe flooding in seven years. While no injuries were reported and damage was minimal, the floodwaters caused inconveniences for people, especially in the Lower Valley and Preston.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Feb. 5, 1959.

• Fourteen mothers canvassed the North Bend area last Thursday night on behalf of the Hand of Mercy Mothers March, and in one short hour had collected a total of $162.58 for the March of Dimes. Those volunteers who did take part in the march were overwhelmed at the warm response of householders. They simply could not get around to all of the homes, but were forced to miss many.

• Another want ad, definitely not in the “For Rent” column, offers puppies to families which can provide good homes. There are five boys and one girl in the litter, and they are eight weeks old. So this week’s recipe for happy living is as follow: take one apartment, add one puppy and stir well.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, Feb. 1, 1934

• Otto Reinig, popular postmaster of that Snoqualmie, gained notoriety after a sack containing $1,700 in gold was left at his doorstep. Reinig found the golden sack as he left for the office Friday morning, no clue left behind as to the identity of the owner. A search began at once for the proper owner. Reinig took the valuable sack to Seattle, to be turned over to the federal reserve bank.

• Upper Valley golfers were anxious to see Mount Si Golf and Country Club continue to function, and attended a dinner at the Meadowbrook Hotel Monday evening, where 28 of those present signed up for memberships.


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