1860 – Yelm in the News

Fourth of July July 6, 1860 – Pioneer and Democrat  
Mr. Jas Longmire, of Yelm prairie, gave a free dinner, which was largely attended and “ably discussed.”  We also heard of another pic-nic party having assembled on the above prairie, which was largely attended on the above prairie, which is said to have been greatly enjoyed by the young people.  Every one, so far as we know, spent the 4th rationality and agreeably. 
Union Mass Meeting
Washington StandardMarch 9, 1861 
The undersigned citizens pf Thurston county, Washington Territory, being ardently attached to our General Government under its present structure and decidedly opposed to a Pacific Confederacy (should such a dogma be entertained by any portion of our people) hereby invite all their fellow citizens, to assemble in Mass Meeting at the Capitol, at 3 o’clock p.m. on Thursday March 11, 1861; for the purpose of giving a full public expression of their views in connection therewith: 

L. Shelton
Jas. Longmire
G. Brail
J. Remley
G. Jones
J. Broshear
D. R. Bigelow
W. Jordan
 C. Grainger

 Contributions for Relief of Disabled Soldiers in the Federal Army
Washington Standard10-11-1862 
The following sums have been received from citizens of Yelm precinct: 
A. O’Neal                   $5.00
Jas. Longmire             5.00
Fred Wagner               5.00
William Wegner          5.00
Matthew Becker         5.00
Henry Kandle              5.00
Elijah Laiser                5.00
George Edwards         3.00
Levi Shelton                3.00


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