This early road past the cemetery still exists.
Kenn on 11th June 2019 @ 7:10am
Oh dear, Oh dear......What can I say, well I am afraid quite a bit..........This photo is right in my "wheelhouse."
Down by the river is Columbus (now referred to as Maryhill) In 1939 still quite a bit left of the community, unlike today. You can see the little Advent church built in 1884. My great-great grandmother's brother was in on the very first rung of creating that church denomination way back in the 1800's. His name was Jonas Wendell.
Way down there off to the right of that church you can see what I think might be the Methodist church and further down river is the school. I don't know when the school was no longer used and all went to Goldendale.
What appears to be the highway with the yellow stripe is no longer a highway. Just a private drive now up to a house. The main road is the little one that goes up and make the very sharp corner to the right. You can see where it starts to make it's turn by that snag of a tree.
But the WOW is:
Just barely to the left of that tree on the corner you can make out a house and another building. My great-great grandparents James Augustus Berrian and Imilda Leona Wendell built that house with the $100 she earned teaching school. The house was built in 1880 or before. The other building is either their barn or the cabin on the 5 acres that they gave their daughter Ada and new son-in-law Lucius Clark.
To my knowledge this is only the second photo that I know of of that house. The other is up close.
(Arthur: how do I get a copy of this to put with my Berrian/Wendell/ Clark stuff????
Charlott on 11th June 2019 @ 7:20am
Alva Day scores again.
L.E. on 11th June 2019 @ 11:06am
Actually the road goes below the cemetery, not past it. There is a cut off road from this road to the cemetery.
Charlott on 11th June 2019 @ 1:32pm
And Charlott expands it so much for us again.
Thank you so much Charlott.
nels on 11th June 2019 @ 7:00pm