Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | No Comment

If you were around in the area in the 70s and 80s, then you are familiar with Moore family. The Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford, Washington provided a place for a multitude of talented …

Read the full story »
The Native Americans

The First Settlers

The Early 1900s

The 30s, 40s and 50s

To The Present

Home » The 30s, 40s and 50s

Alder Community Club Fundraiser (1953)

Submitted by on October 16, 2014 – 3:09 amNo Comment

Fundraising Auction in Alder (ca. 1954)

Fundraising Auction in Alder (ca. 1954)

“Amby Potts is the Ringleader looking character,” says Carl Rotter.

By today’s standards this is uncomfortable (to say the least), but back then folks hadn’t heard the term politically correct yet.

Did they raise money? They sure did. Here are some receipts from the 1953 auction. It looks like a pair of wool socks by Matilda Hedborg could bring in $7.00 ($61 by todays standards).

I think I would have bid on the postholes.

Thank you Carl Rotter for sharing these and giving up a little glimpse of the past.


Carol Rotter donated 50 fence post holes with saw attachment

Carol Rotter donated 50 fence post holes with saw attachment

10173818_10152960819813296_147623806124021766_nClick on images to enlarge.

Socks by Mrs. Hedborg

Socks by Mrs. Hedborg


Golden West Cover 1953

Golden West Cover 1953

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.