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  • Newspapers of Wahkiakum County

    Kari Kandoll|May 8, 2024

    The first newspaper published in Wahkiakum county was the Cathlamet Gazette, which was established in 1887, by Alfred Davis. In 1889, Mr. George M. Cornwall obtained an interest in the Gazette and the paper was published under their joint management until the removal of Mr. Cornwall in 1899 to Portland, when he sold his interest to Mr. Davis taking a mortgage on the plant as security for payment. Mr. Cornwall subsequently foreclosed the mortgage and sold the plant. Mr. Davis continued the publication of The Gazette for some time longer,...

  • 93rd Birthday for Sotka Twins

    Kari Kandoll|Apr 10, 2024

    The twins were born April 6, 1931 in Astoria, to Abraham Fredrik Lyla and Katherine (Sackrison) Sotka whose grandparents had immigrated to the United States from Finland. The couple settled in Eden Valley. Corliss and Norman graduated in 1949 from Naselle Grays River High School. Corliss married Joseph Edward Florek in November 1950 and Norman married Phyllis Rae Boldt in February 1951. Joseph and Corliss’ children are: Joseph Edward, Jerrold Samuel (deceased), Carolyn, Kristy, Katherine J...

  • Museum acquires stone Chinook plank house marker

    Kari Kandoll, Wah. Co. Historical Society|Aug 4, 2011

    During one of our Wahkiakum County Historical Society meetings last Fall/Winter, Ralph Keyser asked the board to look at the storage lean-to during the meeting. There is only natural light that comes through the semi-transparent panels so the eyes have to adjust to low light. We made our way towards the back of the building looking at different things as Ralph pointed them out. One of our board members, Roberta (Elliott) Trotter a Chinookan tribal member spotted a carved stone sitting on a lower shelf of a small wooden stand. She asked why...

  • Family bible's story remains incomplete

    Kari Kandoll, Wah. Co. Historical Society|Mar 10, 2011

    As the Wahkiakum County Historical Society (WCHS) volunteers catalog exhibit items into the computer database, there is a comparison of what the written record shows as well as what the current condition of the item is. We also evaluate what connection the item has to past and present residents of Wahkiakum County. Sometimes those searches come too late after the donator has already died. One such example is a hard-bound leather Bible with two generations of genealogy of the John Solomon and Eliza (Walker) Mosbarger family. The person who...

  • Historical Society reopens for summer business

    Kari Kandoll, Wah. Co. Historical Society|May 27, 2010

    May 1 was the re-opening of the Wahkiakum County Historical Society at 65 River Street in Cathlamet after being closed for the Winter months. We are now open Friday to Sunday 1-4 p.m. One of the changes you will notice as you walk in the front door is the host area. We have a new counter top desk area to replace the Sea-First wooden counter and the Groves Store Roll-top desk (both were moved to another area), which allows for better greeting of visitors and much needed office supply storage. Another change is that there will be different...