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inhabited by a few crustly old bachelors who had taken home-
steads where water was to be found, in the canyons. A logging
company cleared off the forest of pine trees which extended the
length of the valley.
The Biggs end the Tenly Qrokhoss wsro forsigbted enough to
sec the possibilities of tho Lani if irrigeted and versed to
have irrigation diiches built, The first apple orchards vcre
planted by Charlie Wrigwt, Charles Stage, Emu Stosdrt, the
Otis and the Tferflnndisr. D1 1005, the first carlw:-i of apples
was shipped out, the irrvgrs hcndigg together Ut furnish
enough apples. The curly ercnnrdists never sp:ayo3 and their
apples were suprisingiy free from w ..', rms. Ewnherirg began vith
a few smell mills, Shcrmsnfs just below th: prosxnt mil ,
the Bilcs Hill ty th, dairy vnicn later Eugene EW: ?cshos2in
lumber Mill, and the Wrights Hill which originally was run
by Water power. By IOC7, Poshnstin became large enough to
have a depot and a station sgont hired to run ic.
During the year of 1892 a small town, called Icicle,
sprang up on the Wenatchee River, across from the prosert
sight of Leavenworth. A year later, Captain Leavenworth,
with the uid of an improvement company, planned tue present
,sight and named it in his favor. This town grew rapidly-
The site was an ideal one, for the Great Nsrthrrn Railroad
made this their division point. It was hors that they est-
ablished coal ounkers and n round house. Leavenworth dur-
ing this time was n typical railroad town. There sas 1
general store, restaurant, livery stable and four or five
seloons. This however, was a moderate number of saloons,
for some towns of that size had many more at the same time.
Some of tho pioneers of Leavenworth aro'3ohn Emig and his
'brother Emil, John Bjork and Mrs. Bjork, who still lives
on Icicle, the B iskoy family, Hoods, John Holden, and
Today, this town, is situated in one of the most picture-
-Shia ports of the valley. The beautiful Tu Water Pnnyon
the state. Also, Leaven-
worth hes n ski course und tourn rmnt every year that has
brought it into the 11NO1lEh+ ef the whale ration.
ettracks many people from all over
IA, E . ' M'.L,f .U IL,
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HISTORY OF THE WENATCHEE IALLEY
Because the exploration and settlement of the Wenatchee
Valley preceded northward up the valley from Wenatchee, the history
of the valley begins with Wenatchee and then considers Cashmere,
Dryden, Peshastin, and Leavenworth.
The name, 'Wenatchce,n say students of Indian lefe, moans a
meeting place of the tribes, but others say the nam means water
fall or place of boiling water, referring to the vapcr nh ch
arises from the falls in the Wenatchee River. Cnc nf the earliest
episodes in the history of Wenatchee was the place? mining done
by whites and Chinese, a ditch being dug early in the 1870's +o get
water for mining purposes,? In 1891, the first substantial step
towards irrigation was made. The city began its existence fn Hill-
er Street. Water was hauled in a large wooden tank from the Col-
umbia River. The town grew steadilyg at the time of the building
of the Great Northern Railway, the town sito was changed and then
occurred the livoliost times in the history oi the city. In 1900
all the children of The Wenatchee district were taught by four
Cashmere had its first permanent settler in Mr. A. B. Brender
who settled in 1881. A Father Rospari, Catholic Missionary, came
to educate the Indians in 1865. Mission was tho name rf Cashmere'
up to 19055 then, because the name was confused with another town,
Judge Chase made the selection, naming the town after the beautiful
vale in India and Mt. Kashmir. A railroad and depot was built in
l900g Cashmere was incorporated in 1905, telephones installed in
1900, Paved walks in 1913, electric lights in 1914 and paved streets
When Andrew Johnson settled at Dryden in 1886, it was nothing
more than a dry low land inhabited by Indians. Tho tow advance-
ments which brought more people to the valley were tho railroad put
throught in 1895 and the survey of land for homcsteading in 1895.
The few settlers there, realizing that no prosperous farming could
bo done until some moans of'gotting water was arranged, constructed
the Peshastin Ditch in 1896, tho'Icic1o Ditch in 1912, and High Land
Ditch ln 1916. Land was cleared, fruit trees set in and when tho.
orchards began to boar, it was necessary to have warehouses to store
the fruit. 1907 saw tho erection of a side track, depot and warehouse
When the builders of the railroad reached what is new Pesh-
astin in the summer of 1892, the town suddenly sprang up to take
care of the workers located temporarily there, a town boasting two '
grocery stores, one dry goods store, five salcons, four restaurants,
two bakeries, two hotels, two feed stores, a blacksmith shop and
a sawmill. Then, when the railroad workers moved northward, the
e pty buildings remained. A little school house stood where is new
Mac larland place. A few leg houses were scattered here and there
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TOP ROW: BOTTOM ROW:
Mr. Weyermann Mr, McCormick
Miss McC1ew Miss Watt
O. F. WEYERMANN, M. A. '
Superintendent. University of Washington graduate in the year of 1927. Re-
celved Master of Education degree in 1932. He teaches Manual Training. Geom-
etry, and advises the Fres? m-sn,
ANN MCCLEW, B. S.
Adviser of the Junior class, the Lomoa, and the Hi Log. Also teaches Home Ec.,
Typing and Sophomore English. Graduated from Oregon State college with a
Bachelor of Science degree.
PAUL J. MCCORMICK, B. S.
Graduated from Idaho State college in 1926. Is a Bachelor of Science. 'Peaches
Algebra., General Science, Biology, Boys' Athletics, and Junior Business Train-
lng. Adviser to the Sophomores Principal.
PHOEBE WATT, A. B. .'
Graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a Bachelor of
Arts degree Teaches Senior English, Freshmen English, French, U. S. History
and is Senior adviser.
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