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No information is supplied with this old photograph from the Wenatchee World files other than we can assume this is the Apple Blossom Festival Parade on Wenatchee Avenue. The picture is taken from the corner of the avenue and Palouse Street looking north. Participants in the parade are headi…

Dedication ceremonies were underway for the new Columbia River Bridge on Nov. 28, 1950. The new span, constructed at a cost of about $2,800,000, was officially opened by State Highway Director William Bugge. The first car in line on the bridge was driven by Mrs. Richard Barber, wife of the l…

Strolling along Wenatchee's main street was much easier after concrete had replaced Wenatchee's wooden sidewalks when this photograph was taken in 1911. This view looks south along Wenatchee Avenue from Palouse Street. An article at that time stated concrete sidewalks had been placed through…

The pastor of Valley Free Will Baptist Church, Rev. Milan Ruble, looks across Methow Street to his church's new home in February 1972. The church started in 1970 with members meeting in each other's homes and later moved to the old Malaga Christian Church. The Methow Street building formerly…

Rev. and Mrs. E. Paul Riedel are ready to greet members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the church's new parsonage in January 1965. The brick-faced house on Fuller Street was purchased the previous year at a cost of $25,000. A work crew of 50 church members helped the Riedels with moving, c…

The Wenatchee Natural Ice Company was established in 1913 for the purpose of harvesting, storing and selling ice.  Three Lakes was a popular place to get ice and this photo shows crews cutting about 3,000 tons of ice there. Once cut, the ice was taken to the storage plant located near the co…

Information attached to this photograph has the occasion the first broadcast of KPQ radio and dates the historical image as the spring of 1930. But the station's first broadcast in Wenatchee was on December 28, 1929. Beyond that, the location as the intersection of Wenatchee Avenue and Secon…

Downtown Wenatchee as it looked in January, 1916, with snow piled high along the sides of North Wenatchee Avenue. That year was one of the worst snowstorms in the the area's history. Wenatchee had two feet of snowfall in one day and for the year, Leavenworth had a total of nine feet. Wenatch…

During the Christmas season of 1925, garland is strung across Wenatchee Avenue in this "It's a Wonderful Life" rendition of Wenatchee. Looking north from Kittitas Street, a Union Gasoline station sits at the corner of snowy streets. The Great Northern Railway station was at the foot of Kitti…

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