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 By Jan Parker    News    January 6, 2022

The story of George Clifton – Part two

In January 1924, 17-year-old George Clifton began working for Simpson Logging Co. at a camp near Lake Nahwatzel. For the next two years, he kept a sporadic journal of his experiences. This story is ta...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    December 23, 2021

George Clifton's story - Part one

In January 1924, 17-year-old George Clifton began working for Simpson Logging Co. at a camp near Lake Nahwatzel. For the next two years, he kept a sporadic journal of his experiences. This story is...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    November 25, 2021

Irene S. Reed High School Memorial Wall

In mid-summer, 1985, as demolition was about to begin on the Irene S. Reed High School building at Seventh and Alder Streets, the Mason County Historical Society (MCHS) put forth a proposal to save...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    November 11, 2021

A Glimpse into High School Life, 1952

The following items are from the October and November issues of the 1952 Irene S. Reed High School weekly newspaper called The Saghalie. The mirror in the boys' lavatory had disappeared and would not...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    October 28, 2021

L.D. Hack, Shelton booster

In a feature titled "Interesting People of the Peninsula," the September 1935 issue of a publication called Olympic Peninsula Magazine announced that "Native sons of the great Olympic Peninsula had...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    September 23, 2021

A look at the life and times of Agate School

In June 1912, parents of children attending Chapman's Cove, Miller, and Cape Horn Schools (all located in an area between Hammersley Inlet and Oakland Bay) met at the local grange hall and voted...

 

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