Monday, February 3, 2014

EWGS Writing Contest.............More Stories

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:

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.

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