Picture from the past

Just like the city of Snoqualmie, the Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its centennial this year. The Valley's local Ford agency, located where the Eagles' building is today, was owned by Elmer Sorenson and touted as the oldest Ford dealership in King County. The Valley turned out on Oct. 10, 1931, when the 20,000,000th Ford, a Model A Fordor, drove through town on a transcontinental tour. This same Ford was driven though New York by Eleanor Roosevelt, was inducted into the Sioux Tribe and movie actor Douglas Fairbanks drove it in Los Angeles' 150th anniversary parade. Note: the Snoqualmie Methodist Episcopal Church (now Snoqualmie United Methodist Church) is in the background. This photograph was taken from just across Railroad Avenue from the Ford dealership.

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