In 1929, a the stock market crashed leaving “over 9,000 American banks either went bankrupt of closed their doors to avoid bankruptcy between 1930 and 1933. Depositors lost over $2.5 billion in deposits.59 This left 25% of Americans without a job, and unemployment never went below 15 percent until World War II. Of those who [...]
Category : Yelm: A Town Takes Root (1872-1940)
A parsonage is being built for Pastor Anderson of the M. E. church.
At present J. L. Mosman is kept very busy in his general store, especially in the line of farm implements, the farmers preparing for harvest time.
L. D. Clarke and his wife and son have left Yelm for Idaho, where they will make their future home.
Thriving Little City Is Set in heart of Rich Dairy Industry
Stock Raisers Profit
Lumber Production Also Aids to Activity of Established Community in Good Hunting
The Tacoma Daily Ledger July 17, 1910
Yelm, July 16 – Freight cars today hide a part of Yelm from the view of passengers of trains on the Northern Pacific tracks, which [...]
The ever so going town of Yelm as of today seems to be an expanding bedroom community. Very little people know of the Yelm that once was the “Berry Capital of Washington.” Yelm has seen its varieties of agricultural products, worker, and hard times but those times have come and gone. The jump start to Yelm [...]
The remoteness of a town like Yelm caused a need for the women to socialize with each other. The harsh lifestyle that they had to endure was too much without some kind of diversion from their work. Clubs provided the women in Yelm with a channel through which they could accomplish both these things. Women [...]
The people of Yelm have always had a special relationship with their mountain. The mountain provides resources and recreation to the surrounding areas, and in the past, Yelm was an important stop for people on their way to visit Mt. Rainier. Some of Yelm’s most important historical events and people have been closely linked to [...]
Brown Bros. Garage on the road to Rainier, Washington.
Brown Bros. Garage on Yelm Ave.
Yelm Ave. looking east
Looking south on the road to Rainier, WA. Brown’s garage is on the left.
Store on the corner of Yelm Ave. and road to Rainier.
Cars parked along the side of the Mercantile.
South side of Yelm Ave. Billboard promotes Chesterfield cigarettes.
Wolf’s store in the foreground. North side of Yelm Ave.
he crates Poland-China hogs arrived here this week by Northern Pacific express, consigned to E. A. Whitney. Judging from the remarks and comments of bystanders thy were fine specimens of the breed.
Turkeys are said to be very scarce this year. Nevertheless Yelm was treated to an old fashioned shooting match today the prizes being [...]