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Take a ‘Wild Ride’ in the Old West at ’49er Days in Winthrop

Take a ‘Wild Ride’ in the Old West at ’49er Days in Winthrop

What's all this hubbub? This covers that. Need a schedule? We've got that. Need a map? Got that. What's up with the royalty? Check out profiles on the young and less-young royals.
’49er Days logistics: getting there, getting around

’49er Days logistics: getting there, getting around

For a good part of Saturday (May 12), downtown Winthrop — Riverside Avenue in particular — will be completely given over to ’49er Days activities. But if you’re patient, or don’t mind taking a break from your travels to enjoy the event, it’s not really that much of a hassle. At noon on Friday (May...
’49er Grand Marshal & Lady put down roots in the Methow

’49er Grand Marshal & Lady put down roots in the Methow

When Don and Sara Ashford step into the role of Grand Marshal and Lady of Winthrop ’49er Days this weekend, they’ll tap into their own past pioneering experiences to capture the spirit of the event, which celebrates the Methow Valley’s early days. Unlike many …
Crowning achievement

Crowning achievement

The 2018 Winthrop ’49er Days junior royalty members may be sitting demurely in a carriage during the parade on Saturday (May 12), but make no mistake — these girls are no prim wallflowers; an internal fire burns bright within them. Princess Katie Labanauskas and Queen Isabel Salas …
'49ers Days schedule of events

’49ers Days schedule of events

  For more on this year’s ’49er days festivites, check out these related stories: Take a ‘Wild Ride’ in the Old West at ’49er Days in Winthrop ’49er Days logistics: getting there, getting around ’49er Grand Marshal & Lady put down roots in the Methow Crowning achievement: The story of this year’s ’49er Days Junior...
'49er Days logistics: getting there, getting around

’49er Days logistics: getting there, getting around

For a good part of Saturday (May 13), downtown Winthrop — Riverside Avenue in particular — will be completely given over to ’49er Days activities. But if you’re patient, or don’t mind taking a break from your travels to enjoy the event, it’s not really that much of a hassle. At noon on Friday (May...
Down-home  royalty

Down-home royalty

For Winthrop ’49er Days junior royalty members KanDee Sims and Emily Paul, the seeds were sown at a young age. Princess Emily Paul was born in Wenatchee and raised in the Methow Valley; Queen KanDee Sims was born in Auburn and moved to the Methow Valley at age 3. Both remember attending …
Millers are proud testament to Methow Valley history

Millers are proud testament to Methow Valley history

Carl Miller remembers the early ’49er Days celebrations from when he was a child growing up in the Methow Valley. His uncle Henry Damman was involved in organizing the first festivities, which Carl recalls being simpler. The annual celebration, now in its 72nd year, is a little more elaborate these …
Nothin' could be finer than a parade for '49ers

Nothin’ could be finer than a parade for ’49ers

Saturday was a day made for parading, and the ’49er Days lineup did not disappoint. An electic collection of entrants moved down Riverside Avenue by  hoof, wheel or on foot, often stopping to interact with an enthusiastic crowd. The parade launched a full day of activities downtown and at Mack Lloyd Park.
'49er Days Grand Marshal and Lady have history on their side

’49er Days Grand Marshal and Lady have history on their side

When Clayton and Lauralee Northcott ascend to the throne — or, more aptly, the saddle — as this year’s ’49er Days Grand Marshal and Lady, they will bring prodigious connections to the valley and the 71st annual ’49er Days celebration itself. The ’49er Days have been an annual event since Clayton was a toddler, and he …