25 Years Ago

• If you haven’t seen the new horse arena in Fall City’s riverfront park, you’re missing not only some fine craftsmanship but a vivid example of what dedicated volunteers can accomplish. The nearly quarter-mile track was constructed entirely by volunteers last month, which, on the opinion of Bud Fleek, is the way the whole park will have to be developed. That’s because the King County Parks Department lacks funds for park development.

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The rail workers of McLean’s Camp 5 pose for posterity in this photo

The rail workers of McLean’s Camp 5 pose for posterity in this photo

Thursday, April 21, 1983

• If you haven’t seen the new horse arena in Fall City’s riverfront park, you’re missing not only some fine craftsmanship but a vivid example of what dedicated volunteers can accomplish. The nearly quarter-mile track was constructed entirely by volunteers last month, which, on the opinion of Bud Fleek, is the way the whole park will have to be developed. That’s because the King County Parks Department lacks funds for park development.

• A task force studying ways to link the existing business district in Snoqualmie with the newly annexed area around Snoqualmie Falls has nearly completed its report. As envisioned, the link would be an expensive project, but could be done in phases. It would probably start with a trail system.

• Sports and “frill” classes should receive deeper cuts than proposed by Snoqualmie Valley School District 410 so that more of the basic education classes can be retained. That’s what parents told the regular board meeting in Fall City.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, April 24

• No new cases of hepatitis were reported in Carnation as of Tuesday, with the number of those who have contracted the disease remaining at nine. The health department was still attempting to find the source of the outbreak, the Record was told by the Tolt High School office.

• One of the 1,300 people who attended the Seattle Symphony concert at Mount Si High School Sunday afternoon was an elderly woman in the bleachers. Her comments about the affair just about stunned nine out of ten music listeners. “Look at that, he isn’t dressed in a tuxedo or anything,” she exclaimed, when conductor Milton Katims first appeared. When the orchestra played, her mouth turned up in a smile. “Well,” she said at the end, “I’ve never seen a real symphony orchestra before in my life, and I probably never will again. To think, I might have missed it.”

75 Years Ago

Thursday, April 20, 1933

• If ever there was a despicable thief at large, the one who visited the home of Mrs. Veva Palmer, near Fall City on two different nights, dug up and carried away her choice collection of over 40 different varieties of primroses, probably heads the list.

• H.E.F. King, one of Snoqualmie’s most popular businessmen, has hied himself into the wide open spaces in search of that elusive mineral, gold. He was accompanied by his brother-in law, John Bloomquist, and Harry Hamilton, both of Fall City. The man are experienced miners, having spend several years in Alaska during the gold rush.


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