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Last updated 3/30/2021 at 10:23am

A photo from 50 years ago - CRUSADERS HAPPY MOMENT – Adams County Cancer Crusaders receive awards during November's annual meeting in the Olympic hotel in Seattle. With them is Vincent Francke, Longview, division Crusade chairman and vice president. The plaques are for being the first county to complete their 1970 campaign, and for receiving in gifts the highest amount per person achieved by any Washington county. Shown with Mr. Francke, from left, Mrs. Lenard Roth, Lind; Mrs. J.C. Holand, Othello; and Mrs. Lawrence Thiel, Adams County chairman.

100 years ago

The Ritzville


Mar. 31, 1921


Recently a meeting was held in Spokane of the executive committee of the Lincoln and Adams County Pioneer and Historical Association to plan for the coming Pioneer Picnic at Crab Creek. The committee plans to make this fair the best ever, and has arranged for five horse races each day, $150 being the minimum purse for any race. Besides the races there will be athletic contests, band concerts, side shows and other concessions, talks by prominent pioneers, airplane stunts and a grand windup b...

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