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Christmas at MacDougall’s — and a lingering myth

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Ah, the holiday shopping season is almost upon us.

As I was researching content for “Old News,” I came across a full-page ad for MacDougall’s Department Store, published in the Dec. 1, 1963 edition of The Daily World.

MacDougall’s, said to be “North Central Washington’s largest and finest department store,” was located in the Central Building downtown.

Some of the best brand names in apparel and housewares were offered throughout the store: Bonnie Doon, Princess Gardner, Charles of the Ritz,…

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