We are lucky enough to have a great photos shared by Jeannie Woehl.
Her family had lived in LaGrande, Wash., when she was young and contacted Tacoma Power for any images that they might have. They provided her quite a few. Here is the first batch.
If anyone has any memories of that area, please feel free to share them below.
Photos courtesy of Jeannie Woehl.
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7 responses to “LaGrande in the 1912-1950”
Thanks for the memories
I lived in the big house shown in picture with Tacoma Light sign.
Remember sledding down the hill, which at age 5 was much steeper than it looks to me now.
My neighbors were the Loftist and Nordstroms.
In snow picture of gas station – my dad worked right behind that on the tram. Later he became a hydro=electric operator.
Thank you for sharing this! What was your dad’s name? — And stay tuned. More photos to come.
His name was Lloyd Stuart.
I see my house in the bird’s eye view picture! Very top… towards the left… just after the bed on the Left hand side of mountain hwy. Back then it was a warehouse….? or filling station….? Not quite sure. The records we received on Title search said the original owner was Opal Hodgins, the widow of the first postmaster at the La Grande post office. She bought the land in 1941…. and leased parts of it to TPU (for telephone poles and line access).
Thanks so much for this. I really appreciate it.
When did you live there?
I love there now! I’m trying to find any history I can so I can honor my home’s historical significance.