There was a Day: Stories of the Pioneers 1999 Clallam County/Olympic Peninsula History by Lonnie Archibald


Title: There was a Day: Stories of the Pioneers

Author: Lonnie Archibald / Edited by Susan Goff

Description: Signed by the author on title page. Softcover with light wear; spine faded. Interior is clean and unmarked. Many illustrations throughout. 256 pages.

A fascinating collection of accounts about the pioneers, homesteaders, and their families, who lived on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula (from Neah Bay to about Oil City). The author, the local historian Lonnie Archibald, collected these stories from more than 30 old-timers and with them provides a unique and detailed picture of the life and livelihood of many who made this area their home. The period covered is primarily the 1890s through the 1930s.

Interviews were made during the 1990s with Charlie and Marge (Campbell) Anderson, Lawrence and Jessie (Cummings) Brager, Harold and Florence (Dobbs) Brandeberry, Ruth (Allabush) Claplanhoo, Merritt Corbin, John Cowan, Marge (MacDonald) Cowan, Jim Crippen, John and Elizabeth (Huelsdonk) Fletcher, Joe Gaydeski, Pansy (Howeattle) Hudson, Myrtle (Tomlin) Hull, Isabelle (Allabush) Ides, Magda (Meridith) Kaemmle, Dorothy (Tomlin) Kenney, Jim and Nikki (Hennings) Klahn, Minnie (Dorst) Kolstad, Helen (Harrison) Lee, Chris Leyendecker, Charlie Marshall, Jesse Maxfield, Art and Betty (Smith) Munson, Joe Pavel, Earl Penn, Minnie (Nelson) Peterson, Francis Romeo, Boyd Rupp, LeRoy Smith, James Wesseler, Ellsworth and Ethel (Fraker) Whitehead, and Eleanor (Marsh) Wirick.

Additional stories were provided by Elizabeth (Fletcher) Barlow, Martin Diimmel, Inez Halverson, Maynard and Pearl (Eramo) Lucken, Bert Maris, Ada (Nelson) McLean, Georgia (Sands) Olson, Glen Peck, Ron Shearer, Floyd Thornton, and Vic and Bill Ulin.

Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: [Printed by Olympic Graphic Arts, Inc.]
Place: [Forks, Washington]
Year: 1999

Keywords: history, Clallam County, Jefferson County, Washington, Washington, Olympic Peninsula, Hoh River, Forks, Oil City, pioneers, homesteaders, Hoko River, Neah Bay, Sol Duc River, Shuwah, Sekiu, LaPush, Quillayute, Bogachiel River, Makah,

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