30 years ago, Aug. 1, 1985
50 years ago, Aug. 1, 1965
Tom Foley Tours Over Road Route
Congressman Tom Foley described himself as “completely awed” by the isolated vastness of the north Cascade area after an aerial inspection trip last Sunday.
Foley, together with Okanogan national forest supervisor Fritz Moisio and county commissioner Jack Abrams, flew the North Cross-State Highway route with Tom Nickell, forest service contract pilot.
The host group met Foley in Wenatchee in early afternoon, then flew up Lake Chelan to Stehekin and Bridge Creek.
The party flew through Rainy and Washington passes and down Granite Creek to Ross Lake, then circled back up Ruby Creek to Chancellor, through Harts Pass, and a short distance up Early Winters Creek.
Landing at Intercity airport Foley was conducted through the forest service smokejumper operation by project manager Francis Lufkin. Nickell then flew him back to Spokane where he boarded a plane for the national capital.
The Congressman expressed amazement at the tremendous size of the area, and said his immediate impression was that if all proposed roads were linked to the cross-state highway, the recreationists could do no more than scratch the surface.
“Early completion of the cross-state highway is undoubtedly the key to opening of this vast area,” he said. “I can assure you my office will exert every possible effort toward getting this project done.”
Foley said he and a fellow Congressman, Lloyd Meeds, are planning to return to the area in early October and hope to make a back-pack trip over the highway route and adjacent country.
80 years ago, July 26, 1935
Has New Gas Buggy
The state highway department is good to Buck Therriault, we should say, and has brought him a nice new gas wagon with a road blade hooked down underneath.
Incidentally, it should be mentioned that Buck is the capable road patrol man of the Twisp district on state highways. They don’t make ’em any better. Now Buck has one of the modern machines for his work, and all he has got to do is to sit in the cool shade of its cab and step on the gas. Of course, there might be something more to it than this, but the roads show mighty good execution of this improved surfacing machine as operated by Therriault.
Install Mining Machinery
Mining machinery is being taken into the North Creek country, upper tributary of the Twisp, for installation on the Abernethy property. A development crew has been working on the property for some weeks, and it is now proposed to commence reduction of some of the ore.
Appreciating Nice Words
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100 years ago, July 30, 1915
Miss Hester Smith of Carlton, who has been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Sykes, of this place, returned home Thursday.
The Epworth League reception held on the Bolinger lawn last Friday night, was declared a social success by all attending.
Ed S. Osborne, of Tacoma, arrived last Friday to look after his mining interests here.
A new business has been established in town. Mr. John Healam opened a confectionary store in the postoffice building last Saturday. He handles a good stock of candies, nuts, chewing gum, etc., and later will add a line of tobaccos and cigars. It is believe that Mr. Healam will do a good business as he is an enterprising businessman and his establishment is favorably located.
Albert, the ten years old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Johnson, had the misfortune last week to fall from a horse and break his right arm. A doctor was called immediately to re-set the limb and the little fellow is getting along as well as could be expected.
A large part of the State road crew has moved to the Bert Stennes ranch, and are improving a section of the road at that place.