Are you finding these snippets of the stories of our EWGS members interesting? The common thread is how they, or their ancestors, came to the Pacific Northwest. I hope you will share your story with EWGS via our annual Writing Contest......... contest details are posted on our website: www.EWGSI.org
Barbara's family settled in the Julietta area (near Lewiston) Idaho; she and her dad was born there. Her grandfather came in 1886 from Pennsylvania to work making timber joists for the mines. Barb's mother was a Norwegian from North Dakota. What stories Barb can tell from her extensive research!
Juanita was born in Portland and came to Spokane when she was a toddler in the 1940s. Her father's family had migrated north to the Gray's Harbor area from California in 1896 Her had been a Marine in WWI and a Seabee in WWII. Juanita remembers they lived in a "brick apartment building west of the courthouse." Hubby's family came around 1900 from Ohio to the Aberdeen area, so Juanita's children have Washington pioneers on both sides.