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Rows and rows of fruit trees line South Miller Street in this view of the Wenatchee Valley in 1911. Downtown Wenatchee is in the distance on the right as is the Columbia River. Out of view is the first bridge over the river in the Wenatchee area, now the Pipeline Bridge, built in 1908.

Spectators fill Recreation Park in Wenatchee during a ceremony in this undated file photograph. With a seating capacity of about 3,000, it was the home of the Wenatchee Chiefs from 1937 to 1941 and from 1946 to 1965.

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Wenatchee's Shacktown developed around 1898 between the railroad tracks and the Columbia River on about 60 acres just south of where Fifth Street is today. It was estimated about 60 people lived in makeshift houses in the location. 

WENATCHEE — This photograph looks south along Mission Street from near Orondo Avenue and shows the site of the future Wenatchee Post Office, which was completed in 1918.

Photographed on June 17, 1911, the Wenatchee railroad depot located at the foot of Kittitas Street was built in 1909 by Great Northern. It was originally intended to be built at the foot of Orondo Avenue but the site was too small. Burlington Northern tore down the building in 1981 due to hi…

In this undated photograph of Wenatchee and the Columbia River seen from East Wenatchee, a downtown core of buildings is just beginning to form. Before Rock Island Dam made the free flowing river into a reservoir, water levels fluctuated through the seasons. A sticker on the back of the prin…

The Elberta Hotel, located on the northeast corner of Mission and Palouse Streets was constructed in 1895 many years before the downtown streets were paved. It originally was called the Bell Hotel before becoming the Elberta in 1902. The owners were Noah and George Brown. George is noted as …

This photograph from around 1915 is of Wenatchee Avenue looking north from just south of the intersection with Orondo Avenue. At near right, the picture shows half of the Wenatchee Hotel that opened in 1910. A bank and other businesses occupied the front of the building. In the 1940s it was …

The cannon at Memorial Park (then known as Carnegie Park) is photographed shortly after it was dedicated and presented to the city of Wenatchee by the local post of the Grand Army of Republic on Sept. 11, 1915. The Model 1844 32-pounder field howitzer was made in 1855 and weighs 1,874 pounds…

The Vradenburg apartment building, at the corner of Mission and Yakima streets, as it appeared in 1923. The building was built in 1922 on land owned by George Vradenburg. The building was divided into two wings with a total of 35 apartments — 13 studio rooms; 18 one-bedrooms; and four larger…

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