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  • Wahkiakum history

    Mildred Jones|Jun 6, 2024

    One of the coldest winters recalled by Island folks was in January 1930. It had been real cold for a few weeks, and on January 15 the Columbia River froze up. There was lots of snow on the ground and the river ice was from 6 to 18 inches deep. The county communities were isolated for two weeks. Farmers cream cans all filled, no mail came through, unless someone risked his life to get across the river. Groceries ran short in the stores, kerosene and gas were running short. A 9-year old girl,...