For Yelm: Growth
By Dan Wheat
Olympian December 26, 1979
In 1970, Yelm’s population was 632. Last April, it officially was 970, and undoubtedly it is over the 1,000 mark by now.
Along with that growth, Yelm built a new City Hall, new elementary school, new high school and has remodeled two old elementary schools.
The fire district serving- Yelm [...]
Category : The Seventies - 1971-1980
For Yelm: Growth
Dan Still Remembered
The Daily Olympian November 27, 1977
Yelm- Most towns erect monument to city founders, mayors or other notable community leaders. Not Yelm. It has a monument to a man who came to town as a hobo and left 33 years later as a beloved legend.
Dan Maslowski wasn’t a typical tramp. Nor was he [...]
Postcards from the mid-seventies depict the intersection of Yelm Ave (east-west) and the road to Rainier (north-south). Shortly after these photos were taken a tricolor traffic light replaced the “flashing” light. The post cards were purchased at Pickett’s Drugstore.
The Big Lumbering Boom Ended, But Many Residents Decided it Still Was a Good Place to Live
By Alice Staples
When the 20th Century was in its teens, the booming little logging town of McKenna, nestled on the Nisqually River 25 miles southwest of Tacoma was a “jumping, jiving community where the lights never went out,” old-timers [...]
PART VI – THE BOLDT DECISION (1974-1978)
The most important and controversial court decision that resulted from fishing disputes in the Northwest is what is now commonly referred to as the Boldt Decision. Although the subject of later appeals and court cases, the Boldt Decision is now the document that guides the state, Indians, and federal [...]