Out of the Past: Woman’s 16-year search for son, lost in plane disappearance, continues

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1964: Mrs. Nora Mayes of Clinton, Tenn., has returned to Sunset Motel in North Bend, her headquarters every summer since 1950, to start her 16th year of searching for her son. In 1949, her son, Gaston, disappeared while flying an advanced trainer from Sandpoint Naval Air Station. She believes the plane is in Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

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The following items made the news, 25 and 50 years ago. From the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:

Thursday, Sept. 17, 1989

• It is not every day that a resident of the Valley receives correspondence from the Spanish Navy, but Bill Walker of North Bend did. He was invited to the decommissioning of the warship P.A. Dedalo in New Orleans. When Weller served on the ship in World War II, she was the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Cabot.

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1964

• Mrs. Nora Mayes of Clinton, Tenn.,  has returned to Sunset Motel in North Bend, her headquarters every summer since 1950, to start her 16th year of searching for her son. In 1949, her son, Gaston, disappeared while flying an advanced trainer from Sandpoint Naval Air Station. She believes the plane is in Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

• To alleviate traffic jams at Mount Si High School on football game nights, the Snoqualmie Town Council bans parking on the Meadowbrook Cutoff between the old tin shop and Hogue’s Shoes.

 


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