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My name is Gordon, and it’s my pleasure to be your guide on this journey. Why me? Well, I’m the of<i‐ cial unof<icial spokesman of Klicki‐ tat County who knows this area like the back of my – well, foot. Yes, my feet are really big, but I still prefer my own name over what people usually call me. There are more Big‐ foot sightings in Klickitat County than anywhere else in the U.S.—I know this statistic well because I just made it up, but it probably is true. This county is one of the most beautiful, not just in this country, but the world. My snowy kin from as far away as the Himalayas has told me so. Growing up here, I can tell you this whole county is one long, fantastic adventure with no shortage of outdoor activities in

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splendorous surroundings. Go camping in the forest, visit the Trout Lake Ice Caves, pick huckle‐ berries, go hiking, or sample our many wineries (please bring some wine back for me; they won’t let me in). Prefer water? We’ve got fabu‐ lous <ishing, thrilling white water rafting, kayaking ‐ we’re known as one of the wind sur<ing capitals of the world. And if you like events, there are fairs and rodeos galore in warm weather from one end of the county to the other. I can’t go to the rodeos, though; I spook the horses ‐ some of the riders, too. If all that weren’t enough, we’re also home to the world‐renowned Maryhill Museum (they’ve got orig‐ inal Rodin sculpture there, among other things—and you thought I had no culture). There’s also the award‐winning Maryhill Winery with its amazing summer concert

series. We’ve got so many other wonderful wineries, we had to de‐ vote a whole directory to them! There’s also the astronomically exceptional (and famous) Golden‐ dale Observatory where you can observe the cosmic gallery from one of the really powerful tele‐ scopes. And we’ve got our very own full‐scale Stonehenge, so true to life scholars come here to see what the original was like. I can’t do justice to all we have to offer with these few introductory words, so, instead, please join me on a phenomenal Journey through Klickitat County, full of photo‐ graphic wonders in the following pages. Stuff this guide in your pocket. It’s meant to be <ield‐ready, not just another pretty magazine. Enjoy! Gordon Wilkins (aka BigFoot ) Klickitat County Resident

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our personal thanks to you, our readers, for picking up this visitors’ g!ide—and as well to all the amazing people who make all the wonderf!l events in Klickitat Count& work so well for so many. Places are special, of course, but people are even more special, and this count& is filled with geat folks who know how to make visitors feel right at home. We also value your feedback. Over the last several years, you’ve indicated Our Jourey really works for you. It’s the most popular and most widely distibuted locally produced publication here, and we’re ver& gatified it’s so popular. Feel )ee to always let us know what you really like within these pages and what we can do to make this publication even more usef!l to you in the f!t!re. In the meantime, have a geat tip! Leslie Geatches Owner

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We’re starting our adventure at the western edge of Klickitat County in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, near Trout Lake. It encompasses 1,368,300 acres including Mt. Adams’ wonderful wilderness. There’s something for everyone here - breakfast over the fire*, Ice Caves, Natural Bridges, and the Upper/Middle/ Lower Lewis River Falls. Get directions to all these from the Trout Lake Ranger (509-395-3400). You’ll be delighted to find magnificent Mt. Adams watching over most of our journey through the county. Second only to Mt. Shasta, it’s the largest (not tallest) mountain in mass and area on the entire west coast of the U.S. So because we’re so close to it here, it looms in splendor. Visit

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WESTERN JUSTICE: A crowd is on hand to witness the hanging of Henry Timmerman just outside Goldendale. The following story details the history of the only hanging to ever have occured in Klickitat County. This was excerpted from The Goldendale Sentinel archives by Robert Ballou, who was a correspondant with the Associated Press in Goldendale in the 1930s.


Martin Peck, grizzled old sheepherder, packed the last of his camping equipment on his faithful horse and looked about him. Summer was over and the winds that sweep the Mid-Columbia region were becoming colder as October (1886) neared disclose. Frosty mornings reminded the few widely-scattered inhabitants of the bleak and lonely wasteland known as Horse Heaven that winter was nearing. It had been three weeks since he had seen a human being in those desolate sagebrushoutlined hills which extend for 50 miles along the north bank of the Columbia River in Wash. State. And then he had been too far away to speak and had noted only that the man was driving a four-horse team and covered wagon, with a second wagon trailed behind, moving away in the direction of the river. He must have spent the night rather

near the stranger, though, for he had heard four revolver shots fired in rapid succession the evening before while camped in an arroyo not far distant and later had found a spot near the road where someone had made a dry camp. Now, as he mounted his horse, he pondered the thought that his solitude would end shortly, for it soon would be time to return his flock to the ranch buildings of his employer, Frank Lyons, sheep "king" of the Columbia River basin. He had ridden but a few paces when his horse suddenly reared. Martin Peck glanced ahead and observed what he thought to be a man's coat hanging on a sage bush. He dismounted and walked toward the strange sight. Sure enough, it was a coat, but more astonishing, it contained the badly mutilated body of a man. Nearby was a shallow grave from which the body, fully clothed except for boots, had been dragged by coyotes. As rapidly as he could, Martin Peck sent word over the barren mesa to let authorities know of his gruesome discovery. William Sterling of Walla Walla, Wash., had spent the summer working in a logging camp near Ellensburg in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. His work completed, he determined to return home, so on October 1 he

mailed a letter at North Yakima {now Yakima) to his wife, Sarah Sterling, telling her he had received his earnings and would start home the following day with a team and covered wagon he owned. Three days would have been required for the trip home under ordinary circumstances. Ten days elapsed, and Mrs. Sterling became alarmed, seized with a premonition that her husband had met with foul play. Friends advised her to seek aid of the sheriff at Walla Walla in locating her husband. Subsequently, Sheriff D. E. Lesh at North Yakima was informed that Sterling was missing. Beginning an investigation immediately, Sheriff Lesh learned that Sterling and a rough-looking companion had spent the greater part of the night of October 1 in a saloon in North Yakima. The bartender, who was acquainted with Sterling, said that the missing man had bought all the drinks for the pair, and that the two men had argued heatedly. The stranger seemed to be trying to persuade Sterling to take a circuitous route through the Horse Heaven hills to the river rather than follow the main inland highway to Walla Walla. The two men had shared a room in a lodg-

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Natural Bridges

Ice Caves

The spectacular geography of Gifford is largely influenced by Mt. Adams. During its volcanic heyday, lava ran freely from this monumental mount. As it dried, lava tubes were form ed. Some collapsed to create amazing ice caves. Others form ed arched, natural bridges whole families can wal k over. Visiting these, we’ll experience both ends of the temperature spectrum, so dress in layers! On our ice capade, we’ll need sturdy well -treaded shoes because the cave’s floor is mighty slick! And be sure everyone has their own flashligh t, ‘cause it’s dark!. Heck, just read the caut ion sign below! Trails run across the top of both the cave s and the bridges. The Trout Lake Ranger Station on 141 (509-395-3400) can direct you to both. Just be sure to watch below for any lurking troll s!

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ing house the night before Sterling left town, and Sterling paid in advance for the room. He had called at the livery stable for his team and covered wagon the morning of October 2 and paid the feed bill for his own team and that of a companion who drove out of the feed yard with him. The bartender, lodging house proprietor and livery stable owner all noted that the tall, well-built stranger, who appeared to be about 35 years old, wore a white sombrero, the band of which was embellished with tin tags from tobacco sacks. The liveryman, with whom the Walla Walla man had previous dealings, observed that Sterling's wagon was well stocked with horse feed, groceries and a water barrel; the other man’s wagon had none of these essentials. About this time, a man named Wallace Hughes appeared at the sheriff’s office and told of having worked in the logging camp with Sterling and his rough-looking companion, who, he said, was known about camp as Ed Beemer. In fact, Hughes said he had traveled with the two men from Ellensburg to the ranch of his brother, S. V. Hughes, in the Yakima Valley on September 30, and that the three had spent the night there, proceeding to North Yakima the following day. Sheriff’s questioning revealed that Beemer was not well-liked in camp, spent much time drinking and gambling, and that his co-workers suspected that he was using an assumed name. Sterling Hughes told the sheriff, Beemer had bought a complete outfit of new clothing in Ellensburg to wear on the trip home. All these findings gave Sheriff Lesh more confidence in his opinion that Sterling had met a foul death. Then came word of Martin Peck's hair-raising discovery. The horribly disfigured body was removed from the coyote, rattlesnake, and jack rabbit infested Horse Heaven desert to North Yakima. Mrs. Sterling hastened from Walla Walla to identify the remains as those of her long-missing spouse. She had not seen her husband since spring. Features of the corpse were undistinguishable. The clothing was unfamiliar to her. Clothing Identified Acquaintances who had seen Sterling in North Yakima on his last visit there, although they could not positively identify the body, declared the clothing was the same the man had worn when he stopped there overnight on October 1. Mrs. Sterling finally claimed the mutilated corpse as that of her husband and removed it to Walla Walla for burial. Where had Sterling been murdered? That was Sheriff Lesh's next problem. Had he been killed in Yakima County and his body

carried a few miles, across the border into Klickitat County? Martin Peck's recollection of having heard revolver shots and having found evidences of a dry camp in Klickitat County led the Yakima sheriff to believe the murder was committed outside his jurisdiction, so he turned the case over to Colonel Eugene B. Wise of Goldendale, sheriff of Klickitat County, of which the Horse Heaven mesa was then a part. When Colonel Wise, ex-Union army officer, received a "John Doe" warrant for the murderer's arrest, Sterling had been dead more than a month, and the suspect had ample time to seek a hiding-place in the wilderness of Nevada or California. He even might have gone east by train after disposing or his overland outfit. Taking Martin Peck's advice, Colonel Wise communicated with operators of ferry boats in the Mid-Columbia region. Back to Goldendale came word that ferrymen more than sixty-five miles up the river (where the town of Paterson, Benton County, Washington, now is located) had crossed in early October a man with a four-horse team and two wagons. Sheriff Wise left at once for Alkali (now Arlington) in Oregon, where he was joined by Sheriff Dan Blakely of Gllliam County, and, hiring a team and buggy, went up the river to see the ferrymen. Upon being quizzed, the boat-men recalled that their passen¬ger, whom they had never seen before, was driving a four-horse team and canvas-covered wagon, with a second covered wagon trailed behind. They clearly re¬membered having noted blood stains on the double-trees, tongue and canvas sides of the rear wagon, they told the officers. Regarding the man himself, the ferrymen said that he had appeared evasive when they tried to question him and seemed to prefer not to talk at all. They agreed that he was a tall, sturdy-built man, appearing to be about thirty-five years old, and they had observed that tin tobacco tags trimmed the hatband of his white sombrero. They said they believed it was on October 4 that they had crossed the stranger into Oregon. Returning to Alkali, Colonel Wise established temporary head-quarters and continued his investigation. Inquiry revealed that the man sought had headed into the high country to the south after leaving the ferry. Here Colonel Wise found it necessary to put into operation the "sagebrush telegraph", de¬pending on prospectors, sheep-herders, range riders, ranchers, freighters and stage drivers to convey news to him. The modern effective police radio was not even a dream, the telegraph line only followed the railroad,

and the telephone was yet unheard of in that sparsely-settled area. Just as natives of Africa use their tom-toms, American Indians their smoke signals, and the present-day under-world characters their “grapevine," so did pioneer residents of this vast country depend on this intricate system of communication picturesquely known as the "sagebrush telegraph." On his second morning in Al-kali, Colonel Wise met a stock-man whom he knew and who was on his way into the rugged Blue Mountain country, 100 miles away, on horseback. He told the stockman of his mission in Oregon, and the man assured him of his full cooperation in bringing the fugitive to justice. It was a stage-driver who brought the hoped-for word several days later over the sage¬brush-dotted plateau to Colonel Wise. The stockman had sent news that the suspect was at Pilot Rock, 50 miles southeast of the spot where the stranger and his outfit had been ferried into Oregon. The man-hunt began in earnest after officers learned that the sombrero-wearing stranger had sold the blood-stained wagon and one team of horses. A posse of hard-riding, straight-shooting deputies hastened to Pilot Rock and found that the fugitive had left in great haste a few minutes before their arrival. Citizens of the hamlet said the man had dashed out of a saloon to a livery barn, mounted one of his horses and galloped, bareback, out of town on a road leading to Heppner, a town forty miles away. They expressed the belief that a friend may have warned him of the posse's approach. Trail Pursued The road the suspect had taken in his sudden flight wound over steep hills and across deep canyons. The deputies knew this. They also knew that the heavy work horse he was riding would tire quickly and that he would be able to, proceed at perhaps only a walking gait until he could secure a fresh mount. The officers determined to take a short cut, following a 15-mile trail to Big Butter Creek canyon, confident that this route would enable them to head off the flee-ing man. Obtaining fresh horses in Pilot Rock, the fearless deputies took the shorter trail and waited in the canyon for the suspect. Taken completely by surprise, the man surrendered without resistance, although he was carrying two fully-loaded pistols. He was wanted on suspicion of being a member of a gang of horse thieves operating in the Heppner vicinity, officers told him. Search of his clothing revealed a pocket-book containing a sum of money about equal to the amount

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Legends & History

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In 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition recorded seeing Mt. Adams. They misidentified it as Mt. St. Helens, which had been previously discovered and named. This is the earliest recorded sighting of the volcano by European explorers. Between 1830 and 1834 Hall J. Kelley led a campaign to rename the Cascade Range as the President's Range and also to rename each major Cascade mountain after a former President of the United States. Mt. Adams was not known to Kelley and was thus not in his plan. Mt. Hood, in fact, was designated by Kelley to be renamed after President John Adams but a mistake by a mapmaker placed the Mt. Adams name north of Mt. Hood and about 40 miles (64 km) east of Mt. St. Helens. By sheer coincidence there was in fact a large mountain there to receive the moniker. Since the mountain had no official name at the time, Mt. Adams stuck, even though the rest of Kelley’s plan failed.

Map of Lewis & Clark Track Across Western North America: by order of the executive of the United States, 1804 (Library of Congress)


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We can’t leave Bingen without indulging in one of the most delectable treats of the Pacific Northwest - huckleberries ! And what better way to sample them than at Bingen’s Huckleb erry Festival. The weekend of September 7 - 9, 2018 rings in the 54th annual celebration of this delightful berry, at which you’ll find ice cream, smoothies, pies, jams, jellies, and syrups just to nam e a few of the scrumptious goodies. Plus there are crafts, games, food vendors, entertainment, and carnival rides. Visit: Huckleberry SEP 7-9

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Horsethief lake state park

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Columbia Hills St ate Park has thre trances: the firs e ent at milepost 85 on Hwy 14 includes a camp ground with trai lheads to the east; the seco nd is Horsethief Lake Park; and the third, Cra wford Oaks, open to horses and bicycles, is about .5 mile ea st of the Butte parking; it has a great view of the Gorge looking w est. This 3,338-acre camping park h as 7,500feet of freshwat er shoreline on the Columbia River. Horsethie f Butte stands ov er the lake, dominating the skyline. The entr ance to Horsethief Butt e is 1.2 miles ea st of the main Horsethief Park entrance. This area is pro tected from the wind, so bring a hat, sun screen and plen ty of water. There are pit to ilets and well-m arked trails. Visit: olumbia_hills_sta _in_washington te_park .html

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Trails, Camping, Parks & Other Recreational Areas

Some of these are free; some require a Discover Pass & some are first come-first serve, so always check ahead, please!


Catherine Creek 4.5 miles west of Bingen on Old Hwy 8 (see pg. 22) DALLESPORT

Columbia Hills RV Village & Marketplace 111 Hwy 1979 Dallesport, WA, 98617 509-767-2277 Columbia Hills State Park (see pg. 26)

Horsethief Lake State Park Hwy 14 Dallesport, WA, 98617 509 767-1159 (see pg. 26) GIFFORD PINCHOT NATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;L FOREST (see pg. 4) Goose Lake recreational area (see pg. 10) GLENWOOD

Lazy Dazy "S" Stables 700 E. Main St. Glenwood, WA, 98619 509 364-3481

Leidl Park Campground Glenwood Hwy Glenwood, WA, 98619

Outlet Creek Campground located within the Yakama Nation Reservation CCD at latitute 46.0160 & longitude -121.2087

Stinson Flats Campground Along Klickitat River: lat. 45.92424272 & long. -121.1102023

Ted Yedlick Campground Hwy. & Outlet Creek Glenwood, WA, 98619

GOLDENDALE Brooks Memorial State Park 2465 Hwy. 97 Goldendale, WA, 98620 509-773-4611 Email: (see pg. 61)

Cottonwood RV Park 400 N. Columbus Goldendale, WA, 98620 509-773-3543

Maryhill State Park 50 Hwy. 97 Goldendale, WA, 98620 (see pg. 40)

Peach Beach RV Park 89 Maryhill Hwy. Goldendale, WA, 98620 509-773-4698 KLICKITAT

Mineral Springs Unit (public access) Hwy 142 Klickitat, WA, 98628 LYLE

Klickitat Trail Trailhead (see pg. 23) Rowland Lake - camping not allowed Along Old Hwy 8 west of Lyle Turkey Hole 5 miles up Klickitat River from Lyle

Wishbone Campground 10 Canyon Rd Lyle, WA 98635-9509 509- 365-3210

ROOSEVELT (*Following 3 campgrounds operated by US Army Corps of Engineers call 541-506-7819 for more info or visit: Rock Creek (*read above) (an 1805 campsite of Lewis & Clark)

Sundale (*read above)

Primitive camping; boat ramp; vault toilets; picnic area

6 miles west of Roosevelt on SR14 Roosevelt, WA, 99356 TROUT LAKE

Elk Meadows RV Park 78 Trout Lake Creek Rd Trout Lake, WA, 98650 509-395-2400 | 877-395-2400 Long Shadow Photography Trout Lake

Local photographer has created a map including roads, trails, lakes and camping. Web site also has photos of the local area. 541-387-2217 WHITE SALMON Bridge RV Park & Campground 65271 Hwy 14 White Salmon, WA, 98672 509-493-1111 Northwestern Lake Riding Stables 126 Little Buck Creek Rd White Salmon, WA, 98672 509 493-4965

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SR14, 17 miles east Maryhill near Roosevelt, WA, 99356

Roosevelt Park Recreation Center*

Primitive camping, no electrical or waste dump; boat ramp; vault toilets; windsurfing

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Wine Directory

ANICHE CELLARS 71 Little Buck Creek Rd Underwood, WA 360-624-6531 Wed-Sun: noon - 6pm

ASCENDENTE WINERY 85 NE Estes, White Salmon, WA 509.493.1600 Tasting room closed in 2017

CASCADE CLIFFS WINERY 8866 Hwy 14 Wishram, WA 509-767-1100 Daily 10am - 6pm COR CELLARS 151 Old Hwy 8 Lyle, WA 509-365-2744 Th - Mon: 11am-6pm

DOMAINE POUILLON 170 Lyle Snowden Rd., Lyle, WA 509-365-2795 Thurs & Fri noon–5pm Sat & Sun: 11am-6pm

IDIOT’S GRACE / MEMALOOSE 34 State St (Hwy 14), Lyle, WA 509-774-9050 Th - Mon: 10:45am - 6pm

JACOB WILLIAMS WINERY 3 Avery Rd (Avery Park on Hwy 14) Wishram, WA 541-645-0462 May-Oct: 10am-6pm Nov-Apr: Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm KLICKITAT CANYON WINERY 6 Lyle Snowden Rd, Lyle, WA 541-400-8147 Fri-Sun: noon-6pm

MAJOR CREEK CELLARS 306 Bates Rd, White Salmon, WA 503-860-8713 Mar - Nov: Tasting by appointment MARSHAL’S WINERY 150 Oak Creek Rd, Dallesport, WA 509-767-4633 Daily: 9am-6pm

MARYHILL WINERY 9774 Hwy 14, Goldendale, WA 509-773-1976 or 877-627-9445 Daily: 10am-6pm year round

POUR MOORE WINE Closed in 2017

SYNCLINE WINE CELLARS 111 Balch Rd, Lyle, WA 509-365-4361 Th - Sun: 11am - 6pm year round TETRAHEDRON 421 State St (Hwy 14), Lyle, WA 509-774-8323 Fri - Sun: 11am - 6pm WAVING TREE WINERY Tasting room: 2 Maryhill Hwy, Goldendale , WA Winery: 123 Maryhill Hwy, Goldendale , WA 509-773-6552 Jun - Oct: 10am - 5pm

WHITE SALMON VINEYARD 63281 SR 14, Underwood, WA 509-493-4640 Open on weekends by appointment

“A World of Wine in 40 Miles...”

... is how the Columbia Gorge Wine Region is affectionately known due to it’s unique topography and climatic changes. In this 40 mile stretch encompassing both sides of the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington, an extraordinary combination of climates, soils, elevation and geology combine to produce some of the best and most varied grape varietals in the Pacific Northwest. A great transition occurs between the alpine forests of Underwood Mountain to the deserts of our eastern side, and our latitudes are shared with some of the finest wine growing regions of Europe, including Bordeaux, Rhone Valley and Italy. The Columbia Gorge is part of two American Viticultural Areas (AVA), including the western edge of the Columbia Valley AVA and encompassing all of the Columbia Gorge AVA, which was established in 2004. In our region, the Cascade Mountain range restricts the grand Columbia River into a narrow passage. This mountain range runs north into British Columbia, and south to California, creating a drastic climate difference as rains and clouds from the Pacific move inland and get hung up on the mountains. Hence, the areas on our western border see much more rain than the deserts of our eastern border, with rainfall diminishing more than one inch per mile moving East. Soils deposited from ice age floods and volcanic eruptions define the geology. The river canyon acts as a corridor for cool marine winds, which is why the Columbia Gorge is known worldwide as a premier windsurfing and kiting playground. And our two crowning beauties, Mt Hood and Mt Adams, create vertical elevations that allow for a huge range of grapes to be grown with success. Long famous for its fine pears, apples, cherries and other fruits, it wasn’t until the 1970’s that residents started experimenting with grapes. The vines prospered, and soon folks began to recognize the Gorge as a viticultural gem. Currently, over 70% of Gorge grown grapes are exported to other wine regions such as the Willamette Valley and Walla Walla, but plenty are crushed here in the Gorge at local wineries the day they are picked. From Albariño to Zinfandel, the Columbia Gorge really is a World of Wine in 40 Miles!

Maryhill Winery


Journeying further east on 14, about 5 miles from Wishram, is Maryhill Winery on the south side of 14, overlooking the breath-taking Columbia River Gorge. Opened in 2001 by Craig and Vicki Leuthold, family-owned Maryhill Winery is one of Washington's largest wineries, producing 80,000 cases annually. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings, live music on the vine-covered terrace every weekend, Memorial Day through September, tours and special events, tournament-quality bocce courts, and a world-class summer concert series in the adjacent 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. Maryhill draws more than 75,000 wine enthusiasts from around the globe each year, ranking among the top-five most visited wineries in the state. Maryhill Winery has been honored with more than 3,000 awards since its first vintage in 2001, including being named 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest and the 2014 Winery of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. See their ad, back cover.

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If you’re an old car buff, you’ll love our Car is King event the first full w eekend in October. On Sat, October 6, 2018, vintage, cl assic, antique, and muscle cars are displayed on the gr ounds of Maryhill M useum of Art. The next day is the uphi ll climb competition on Maryhill Loops Road, the first asph alt road built in Was hington by Sam Hill. Full of hairpin tu rns, it runs sort of pa rallel to Hwy 97 in a very loopy way . It’s open only for sp ecial occasions like this one (& the next page). Goldendale Motorsp orts Assoc: 509-5392557

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Sterling had mentioned in the letter to his wife, mailed at North Yakima October 1. The man was taken to--- jail at Alkali. There, Colonel Wise learned that his prisoner was 35-year old Henry Timmerman, homesteader of the Alkali region, with a family. There, Timmerman learned that he was being held on a murder charge. Despite the tight web of circumstantial evidence against him, the six-foot, 175-pound captive coolly denied having killed Sterling. Through an attorney, hired by relatives and friends, Timmerman resisted removal across the mile-wide Columbia River but was unsuccessful and was taken back into Washington Territory to answer charges of having committed one of the most shocking murders in early Pacific Northwest history. At Goldendale on November 22, 1886, he appeared before the justice of the peace, John Keats, ex-British tar and bare knuckle prize ring hero, and was held for trial in the territorial circuit court. In those days, courts were transient and travel was slow, so with many localities to be served, the Timmerman case was set for trial October 25, 1887, nearly a year later. Meanwhile, Timmerman was moved from the Klickitat County jail at Goldendale to the more substantial jail at North Yakima. This was done not only to lessen the prisoner's chances of escape but to avert possibility of lynching. Details of the Sterling murder were recounted at frontier gatherings in Klickitat County, and feeling against the suspect ran high. Trial Comes Up Hiram Dustin, rough-and-ready type of western circuit-riding lawyer, was prosecuting attorney. He was assisted by Oregon Dunbar, a young attorney who afterward served as a member of the Supreme Court at Olympia, Wash., for more than two decades. Chief Counsel for the defense was D. P. Ballard, lawyer from Vancouver, Clark County, Wash. At the trial, the prosecution called 20 witnesses to substantiate, a strong, unbroken chain of circumstantial evidence against Timmerman. W. B. Crow of Milton, Ore., testified he had camped with Sterling and the defendant on the Yakima River the night of October 2, the day the men had left North Yakima. He also declared that the three outfits traveled together on the Wallula road toward Walla Walla the following morning, until Sterling and his companion turned off on a road through the Horse Heaven desert toward the Columbia River. Mrs. Sterling identified as those of her missing husband, a bat, bedding, pistol, boots, pocketbook

and cooking utensils found in the possession of Timmerman. The team and wagon he had sold at Pistol Rock also had been William Sterling's, she testified. The defense moved for dismissal on grounds that the prosecution had failed to establish a corpus delicti necessary to maintain a murder charge. The contention was based on Mrs. Sterling's inability to positively identify the body found by Martin Peck as that of her husband, until influenced to do so by Sheriff Lesh. The motion was denied. Timmerman wanted to tell the jury a story he thought would convince them he was innocent. His attorneys, however, deemed it best to rely on the corpus delicti technicality, and emphasized that the body had not been identified as that of William Sterling by Mrs. Sterling or by North Yakima people who knew the man well.

After brief deliberation, the jury found Timmerman guilty of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to be hanged on December 15, 1887. Sentence was stayed by an appeal to the territorial Supreme Court at Olympia on a writ of error. Early in 1888, the Supreme Court affirmed action of the lower court, and the convicted man, manacled, chained, and under heavy guard, was taken on a 300-mile journey to Spokane to be re-sentenced. Stage coach, river steamboat and railroad train provided transportation for the wearisome trip. The execution date was set for April 6, 1888, by Judge George Turner. Timmerman, an old country German by birth, was brought back to the flimsy

wooden jail at Goldendale to await the end. Up to this time, except to deny guilt, he had declined to discuss his case with officers or fellow inmates. Now, however, his cool, reserved demeanor deserted him. Instead of making a full confession, as authorities and the general public had anticipated, he vehemently proclaimed his innocence, and predicted dire misfortune for everyone connected with the case. He went so far as to prophesy that he would return from his grave and see that his predictions were carried out. Late in March, he made a final forecast that within three months after his death, the entire town of Goldendale would be destroyed by fire. Not long after Timmerman's return from Spokane, stories began to circulate around Goldendale. One was that the convicted man had remained mum to protect somebody else; another that a "startling development" soon would occur in the case, demonstrating Timmerman's innocence. Within a short time, propaganda that an innocent man was being "railroaded" to the gallows, created sympathy of considerable volume for Timmerman. Story Concocted Authorities learned shortly that the "startling development" was a story, assuredly told by the condemned man, to the effect that two mounted, armed men had come to the lonely Horse Heaven camp and attempted to rob them. In a gun battle that he said followed, one of the robbers was killed by Sterling and the other fled. Sterling feared arrest, with the robber's body as evidence against him, according to the story, and proposed that Timmerman take both outfits and continue to the Oregon country, while he would make a get-away on the dead robber's horse. It was claimed that Timmerman had since heard from Sterling, who was alive and well. A somewhat different story, in which Sterling was killed by a stranger with a rifle, in a dispute over a horse trade, was recalled by Sheriff Blakely as having been told by Timmerman shortly after the condemned man had been incarcerated at Alkali. These conflicting stories led Prosecutor Dustin and Oregon Dunbar, his assistant, to call on Timmerman in the Klickitat County jail. Although they had secured his conviction, they were eager, they told him, to clear up the case for him if he was not guilty of the heinous crime. The barrister asked him which of the two stories was true. Timmerman promptly vouched for the authenticity of the robber incident that had gained wide circulation for the finding of a body in the

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Maryhill State Park

Now we’ll visit beautiful and relaxing Maryhill State Park and campgrounds, right on the Columbia River. It’s part of WA State Parks, so unless it’s a free day*, you’ll need a Discover Pass to enter. It’s right next to the lovely little town of Maryhill that will delight your eye in the spring with its blossoming fruit orchards and quench your palate in the summer with luscious fruit, honey, and other delectables. It’s also a stone’s throw from our very own true-to-scale Stonehenge (next page). *Find “Free Days” at otherwise DiscoverPass required.

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Camp, swim, picn ic , feast on the view, relax! Maryhill State Park has it all! You can buy a Discover Pass at th e park entrance .

Stonehenge War Memorial


This amazing, full size replica of the orignal neolithic struc ture in England was designed and built by Sam Hill in 1918 in honor of and dedicated to the WWI servicemen of Klickitat Coun ty who died, many in their teens, in the service of our coun try during the Great War. As 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, each of these 18 servicemen will be honored on the day of each of their young deaths. Details will soon be available @: Aptly overlooking the magnificent Columbia River Gorg e, Stonehenge is a monument to heroism and peace. Sam is buried here, too.

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Johnson The Valley of the Little Klickitat, being one of the paths less-traveled in Klickitat County, invokes a sense of wonder in almost everyone who experiences it for the first time. That’s been true for more than 150 years when Oregon Trail pioneers were crossing the Columbia River from The Dalles by the thousands to come north. Back then, the only humans in the Valley were roving bands of Native Americans who found the Valley a rich source of resources that fully sustained and supported their nomadic lifestyles. That the first pioneer settlers wouldn’t arrive until 1858, nearly two decades after the Oregon Trail migration began, speaks to a place that went largely unexplored by settlers seeking homesteads in the West. Wagon trains first made their appearance in The Dalles in 1843; but

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the first recorded activity in the Valley of the Little Klickitat, other than fur trading, was that of legendary cattleman Ben Snipes in 1855. At 21, entrepreneurial Snipes secured financing for a herd of cattle. Through a Native American friend, he then discovered the Valley of the Little Klickitat, where he moved his herd. It wasn’t until 1859 that settlers began filing for homesteads in the region – but it was Snipes’ cattle, grazing in the swales of the valley, that put a stamp on the region that -persists to this day. Today, every spring, an important and revered tradition occurs in the valley called “working the cattle.” When the snows melt off the Simcoe Mountains (just north of Goldendale), ranchers, who’ve spent the winter hauling hay to their herds in the valley, drive this cattle to the

mountain pastures. Before they’re turned out, branding, shots, ear tags, and other important work must be completed. These activities allow families, friends and acquaintances to gather together for work, food, fun, and festivity. Before hunting season begins in the fall, the cattle are again rounded up and driven back to the winter feeding grounds. It’s another chance to witness the cattle drive. This is one of the few places in the West where one can still say, “I was held up by a cattle drive.” If you’re lucky enough to encounter one, smile and wave. The cowboys and cowgirls will return the wave, making you part of a century-long tradition. - Jim Link

Eddieville Motocross Park Weekly fun rides & races here!

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The Eddieville Motocros s Park is located 1 mile west of Hwy 97 and 6 miles south of Golde ndale, WA. For best dir ec tio ns, do an online Bing maps search for 11 0 Stringstreet Rd, Cente rville. On Nov 10 & 11, 2018 we’re celebrat ing 20 years of racing wi th a race weekend patterned after the first 2-d ay GP. Visit overthebarsg for details. To get to the Starvation Ridge course, head we st through Centerville on Centerville Hwy. Proceed 2 miles to where pavement turns left. Go straight onto the gra veled road (Niva Rd.), an d 4 miles later, you will see Starvation Ridg e on your left at 1140 Ni va Rd. Centerville, WA.

Starvation Ridge Dirt Bike Challenge

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BICKLETON BLUEBIRD INN (oldest continuously operating tavern in Washington) 121 Goldendale Bickleton Rd 509-896-2273 See their ad, page 59


106 E Market St, Bickleton 509-896-2671 M, Tu, Th, F, Sat: 7am – 4:30pm Closed Wed. & Sun See their ad, page 62


AYUTLENESE 120 E Steuben St, Bingen 509-493-1017

BENEVENTI’S 201 W Steuben St, Bingen 509-493-2177

JOSLYN HOUSE B&B 706 West Steuben, Bingen 509-493-4888 MUGS COFFEE 120 W Steuben St, Bingen 509-281-3100



208 E Main St, Glenwood 509-364-3535 Daily: 5:30am – 9pm See their ad, page 13 GLENWOOD STATION 105 E Main St, Glenwood 509-364-3471

MT ADAMS LODGE 25 Flying L Ln, Glenwood 509-364-3488

KC Food &

SHADE TREE INN (and restaurant & bar) 105 E Main St, Glenwood 509-364-3471


AYUTLA’S Family Mexican Restaurant 630 E Simcoe Dr, Goldendale 509-773-7188 / 1987

BAKE MY DAY 119 E Main St, Goldendale 509-773-0403 Mon-Sat 8am - 3pm

CORNERSTONE COFFEE (drive-thru) 1 Bickleton Hwy, Goldendale 509-773-9115

GEE’S CHINESE RESTAURANT 118 E Main St, Goldendale 509-773-6999

GLASS ONION 604 S Columbus Ave, Goldendale 509-773-4928 GOLDEN CHINOOK COFFEE (and lunch specials) 118 W Main St, Goldendale 509-773-3337


Ekone Park (end of N Wilbur, off Broadway), May - September See their ad, page 39

GOLDENDALE MKT FRESH 622 E Broadway, Goldendale 509-773-3072 Daily: 7am – 10pm See their ad, page 55

GOLDENDALE COFFEE (drive-thru coffee) 630 E Simcoe Dr, Goldendale goldendale 509-261-1209

HOLCOMB’S SENTRY MKT 320 S Columbus, Goldendale 509-773-4958 Daily: 7am – 10pm


Maryhill Museum of Art 35 Maryhill Museum Dr Goldendale 509-773-3733 Daily: 10am–5pm (Mar 15–Nov 15) See their ad, page 31


821 E Simcoe Dr, Goldendale 509-773-9900 See their ad, page 37


340 E Collins St, Goldendale 509-772-2772


775 E Broadway, Goldendale 509-773-5842 See their ad, page 51


808 E Simcoe Dr, Goldendale 509-773-5881 See their ad, page 37

SIMCOE CAFE 123 W Main St, Goldendale 509-773-9970

SODBUSTER’S 1040 E Broadway St, Goldendale 509-773-6160 Sun – Th: 6am – 8pm Fri & Sat: 6am – 9pm

Snooze Guide


2378 Hwy 97, Goldendale 509-773-6650 Mon-Sat 9am – 6pm; closed Sun See their ad on page 39


114 W Allyn St, Goldendale 509-773-2210


111 N. Columbus Ave, Goldendale 509-772-2522 See their ad, page 50


HUSUM RIVERSIDE B&B and Icehouse Cafe 866 Hwy 141 509-281-1181



100 Main St, Klickitat 509-369-4400 See their ad, page 24

HUNTINGTON’S BAR & GRILL 95 Main St, Klickitat 509-369-4371


CORNER POCKET BAR & GRILL 600 State St, Lyle 509-365-0072

COUNTRY CAFE 605 State St, Lyle 509-365-6861

LYLE HOTEL (& restaurant) 100 7th St, Lyle / 509-365-5953


HEAVENLY GROUNDS & THE STATION CAFE 2374 Hwy 141, Trout Lake 509-395-2211

KELLY’S TROUT CREEK INN B&B 25 Mt Adams Rd, Trout Lake 509-395-2769 TROUT LAKE COZY CABINS 2291 Hwy 141, Trout Lake 509-395-2068 TROUT LAKE GROCER 2383 Hwy 141, Trout Lake 509-395-2777

TROUT LAKE VALLEY INN 2300 Hwy 141, Trout Lake 509-395-2300



799 Hwy 141, White Salmon 406-579-9450 Th – Sun: noon – 8pm


151 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon 509-637-2774


320 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon 509-637-6886


77 NE Wauna St, White Salmon 509-493-9494 See their ad on page 12

HENNI’S KITCHEN & BAR 120 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon 509-493-1555 Open daily

INN of the WHITE SALMON 172 W Jewett Blvd, White Salmon 509-493-2335 or 800-972-5226 KATINAS CAFE & CATERING 111 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon 509-493-2121 NORTH SHORE CAFE 166 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon 509-426-5341

PIONEER PIZZA 216 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon 509-493-0028

STEELHEAD RANCH (overnight accommodations) 1376 Hwy 141, White Salmon 425-408-2914 / 425-681-0034

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2018-19 Events

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Oregon Trail Rally last weekend in April, 2019

Maryhill Ratz G-Ride June 23-24, 2018

Sat. Farmers’ Market May 12-Sep 29, 2018

Show ‘n Shine Car Show July 7,2018

Goldendale Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show May 3-5, 2019

Goldendale Pickers Fest June 1-3, 2018

Alder Creek Pioneer Rodeo June 8-10, 2018 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo June 16-17, 2018

Goldendale Community Days July 6-8, 2018

Klickitat County Fair & Rodeo August 23-26, 2018

Car is King Weekend: • Concours de Maryhill Car Show October 6, 2018 • Vintage Hill Climb October 7, 2018 Veteran’s Day Parade November 11, 2018 Maryhill/Stonehenge World War I Memorial Celebra'on & Parade

Maryhill Windwalk Music & Gravity Sports Fes'val Aug 31-Sep 2, 2018

903 East Broadway, Goldendale, WA 98620 l l Tel: 509.773.3400

Harvesting the Wind

The locals have a saying: “It’s so windy, there’s w and invite you to hitecaps on the witness this in ac mud puddles!” W tion. There are over e know how to ha 600 wind turbin rness that wind es viding energy an in Klickitat Count d jobs to the area y. These produc e a combined ou . There’s enough residences. Fro tput of over 1,20 clean renewable m their bases to 0 megawatts, pr electricity produc tips of the highes the length of a fo oed to meet the ne t blades, these otball field! A sing gi an eds of 28,000 ts le blade can reac can loom to heig pool! hts of up to 490 h 164 ft - that’s the length of an ft - more than For a spectacula O ly mpic-size (50 m r wheat field & w et er) swimming ind turbine-filled joins Old Hwy 8, drive, try this 56 then Rock Creek -mile jaunt: From Rd. It emerges there head back 97 go east on H at the mouth of north to Goldend Rock Creek at H octor Rd. This ale, completing w y 14, about 19 m the circle at the iles east of 97 F Goldendale exit. rom This is a 1.5 -2 hour drive.

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Our Chamber-sponsored Home, Garden & Sportsman Show, May 3-5, 2019 will be chocked full of exhibits, tips, ideas, workshops, and tons of amazing stuff to buy! See the Greater Goldendale Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ad on page 46 for more happenings.

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Goldendale Observatory

The observatory is currently closed and will remain closed through 2018 for its first major renovation since 1973! All structures but the iconic South Dome will be demolished to prepare for construction of a much larger and more advanced learning center. But you won’t miss out: the spectacular solar & evening shows continue at the nearby Stonehenge campus. For the location, hours, updates, and other details, please see The Goldendale Observatory is a Washington State Park and requires a Discover Pass unless you hit it on a free day*. Free or not, the sights are well worth it! *Find “Free Days” at - otherwise DiscoverPass required.

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Lunar Eclipse, April 4, 2015, 5:09 am, just after totality. Shot from observatory by Troy.


Ghost Town of Goodnoe Hills Goodnoe Hills, located near Rock Creek Canyon and the only ghost town in Klickitat County, was a pioneer community in its heyday. The Goodnoe Hills area was settled sometime around the 1860's. Today several homesteads, the school house, and hotel remain at Goodnoe Hills. Here are the 36-minute directions to get there (lots of wind turbines along the way):

3 mi. south on 97

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Presby Mansion & Museum

This amazing blast to the past is full of timeless treasures! 10am-4pm Daily May 1 - Oct 15 127 W Broadway (509) 773-4303

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Goldendale Public Library

Our library, which has been serving the community for ove r 100 years, is undergoing a muchneeded renovation. It’s now open in a temporary location in City Ha ll (1103 S Columbus Ave), Mo nday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm . Please visit for updates on the progress and for more info. The old-fashioned ice cream social is at the Presby House Museum (see pg. 52) on August 16, 2018, sponsored by Frien ds of the Library as a special “thank yo u” to the community. It’s alw ays packed, and visitors are welco me! History buffs may be intereste d in knowing this is one of the few Carnegie libraries left in the state.

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Let’s stay in town for the beginning of July - it’s such a blast! The weekend after our Independence Day is sheer entertainment: from the parade, to the car show, to rides, to music, to yummies, to tons of other fun, Community Days delights all ages from 9 to 90! And that’s not all. Here are a just few other great things to do in Goldendale: - Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show - W.E. Rock Crawl - Klickitat County Fair & Rodeo See all the events on the center spread of this Journey, and see Chamber ad, pg 46.

W.E. Rock Crawl


The Rock Crawl & Tractor Pull have Goldendale addres few miles north of ses but are a the city. You have to come into Golde Pipeline Rd to get nd al to the Rock Crawl on August 11-12, 20 e, and find Boulder Farm (hom 18 at Broken e to a lush assortm ent of lavender, ve flowers, all availabl ggies, and e for purchase). The Tractor Pull, al ways on the first fu is June 2-3, 2018 ll weekend after M at 357 Hanging R emorial Day, ock Rd (aka “Joe’s here, get back on Track”). To get 97, head north for a little over 1.5 mile on Hanging Rock s, hang a left Road, and stay on it for a little over 2 Please Google the m iles. directions for the be st accuracy or use your GPS.

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circulation for the finding of a body in the vicinity of his and Sterling's camp. He insisted that the corpse was that of a border character known as George Lester. The prosecuting attorney refuted Timmerman's contention that the robber story was true. The picturesque early-day lawyer waggishly remarked that if William Sterling had fled from the Horse Heaven country, as Timmerman alleged, he had left his pocketbook, money, pistol, hat and boots behind. He also reiterated Mrs. Sterling's identification of these articles, found in Timmerman's possession at the time of his arrest. Just two weeks before the execution date, the German imperial government interfered by asking the governor of Washington Territory for a reprieve for Timmerman. New evidence, according to the request, would uncover facts sufficient to raise doubt about the man's guilt and justify communication of his sentence to life imprisonment. Perhaps the governor had learned that some members of the jury were of the same nativity as the man for whom mercy was sought. At least, he did not intervene. April 6 dawned, and there was still hope. Pressure for clemency continued almost up to the minute of the execution that was delayed for several hours in hope by Timmerman's friends that a reprieve might come either by U.S. mail or telegraph. The condemned man's friends stationed a skilled long distance rider with a swift horse at the nearest railroad telegraph station, Grant Ore., 15 miles from Goldendale and across the Columbia River. A steam boat waited on the Oregon shore so the rider would not be delayed if the life-saving yellow envelope should be placed in his hands. In an endeavor to curb frontier lawlessness, authorities decided to use Timmerman as an example and make the hanging a public affair. Hanging Set A scaffold was built on a hill near the graveyard overlooking town. To William Van Vactor, a typical son of old Kentucky who had been elected sheriff to succeed Colonel Wise, and his chief deputy, Thomas B. Stapleton, scion of sturdy Iowa parents who came west in an ox-drawn covered wagon, went the doubtful honor of officiating at the hanging. Timmerman arose early, ate a hearty breakfast and spent the morning laughing and joking with officers and citizens who came to the jail. Nearly a quart of stout redeye whiskey that he had been permitted may have added a bit to his joviality.

A light wagon trasported the condemned man the mile-and-a-half from the jail to the gallows site. Timmerman clambered onto the wagon and, puffing a cigar, sat on the edge of his coffin for his last ride. A curious group followed to join the crowd that had been waiting for hours beside the scaffold. As the horses drawing the coffin wagon quickened their steps, the people following had to increase their speed to keep up. Noticing the stocky barber who had shaved him many times in the jail puffing and having difficulty keeping pace with the procession, Timmerman jokingly called to him, "Hurry up there, Shorty, or you'll miss the fun." Arriving at the execution site, the convicted man jumped from the wagon and nimbly ascended the steps to the gallows platform. Since the final execution date had been set, Chief Deputy Sheriff Stapleton had been very considerate of his prisoner who also became friendly with him. On the scaffold, just before the black cap was fitted over the convicted murderer's head, Stapleton, who had tried repeatedly to get Timmerman to admit his guilt, begged, "Henry, your time has about come; don't you think you had better confess?" Standing within a few seconds of eternity, the condemned man looked at the officer for an instant, as if wavering, then regained his composure and said, "Well, Tom, all I can say is that if you ever get caught in a scrape like this, don't let them take you alive." An eight-year old girl, now a gray-haired mother, who, like scores of other young people of the Klickitat Valley, was taken by her parents to the execution because of the "moral lesson", recently recalled these details of the hanging: "The tall, young-looking man had come up the steps first. He was smoking a cigar that he tossed out to the crowd just before two men pinioned his arms. A score of people scrambled for the smoking bit of tightlywrapped tobacco and tore it into small pieces. After the man's hands had been tied, a long black hood was pulled down over his head. He then was moved to the center of the platform and the end of the dangling rope was tied around his neck. "Suddenly something snapped. The bottom seemed to drop out of the center of the platform. The man was suspended in the air. This sight was too much for me. I covered my eyes with my hands, and, screaming, I ran away. When my mother brought me back, they were putting the body in a coffin." The "young-looking man" was pronounced dead 10 minutes after the trap was sprung, and the body was turned over to Captain S. Miller, coroner of Klickitat County, for burial.

Even after he was buried, Timmerman was not forgotten by people of Goldendale. He had augured that the town would be burned and that he would return to wreak vengeance on his executioners. On a hot, dry Sunday in July, almost exactly three months after Timmerman's death, a passer-by on Goldendale's main street noticed smoke pouring out of a large livery and overland stage barn. Before sufficient help could be obtained, the fire had spread to other buildings and reached such proportions that only three business structures in town re-mainedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a small livery barn, a blacksmith shop and a wagon shop. Despite his prediction of just such a disaster, Timmerman was not responsible for the burning of Goldendale. Spontaneous combustion in green wheat hay stored in the hay-mow started the blaze while the hostler was at dinner, investigation revealed, and there was no suspicion of incendiarism. Another of the dead man's propheciesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; that of leaving his graveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;also materialized, but in a somewhat unexpected manner. About two years after the execution, some boys fishing along a creek near Goldendale, found a man's skeleton in a clump of bushes. About the same time, the cemetery sexton discovered that Timmerman's grave had been opened and the bones removed. Considering such action a practical joke, some of the community's liquor-loving rowdies were believed to have exhumed the skeleton, which was promptly re-interred. Well known to residents of the Mid-Columbia region was the fact that Prosecutor Hi Dustin and Sheriff Van Vactor refused positively to discuss any angle of the case after their tasks were completed. It seemed that Timmerman, while under sentence of death, had harped so persistently on his prediction that ill would befall all those connected with his execution, that the two officials forbade their families and friends to mention any phase of the case in their presence. Just how well had the "sage-brush telegraph" functioned? True, the man sought had been captured by the hands of the law, but whether or not he was guilty is still a controversial question with some residents of the Goldendale area. At any rate, this medium of communication is given credit for having brought about the arrest and conviction of the only person ever executed in Klickitat County. Author Robert Ballou died in 1939 after a six-year illness, during which time he was bed-ridden and blind. This story was probably published in the early 1930s.

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Goldendale Bluegrass Pickers Festival

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Victorian Houses


These beautiful water colors by local artist Charlene Morrison are all of Goldendale Victorian houses. Stop by Golden Photo (106 W. Main St, Goldendale) to see this art work on display.

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Bickleton Bluebird Inn “Oldest Continuously Licensed Tavern in the State of Washington!”

Wed: 7am - 8pm, Thu - Sat: 10am - 8pm, Sun: 8am - 6pm

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Klickitat County Fair & Rodeo KC Fair & Rodeo Aug 23-26, 2018 KC Fairgrounds

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St. John’s Greek Coffee Shop is about 10 miles north of Goldendale on the east side of 97. Here you’ll find yummy, homemade sweet and savory Greek delicacies. See their ad, page 39. A bit further north on the west side of 97 is Brooks Memorial State Park, a 700-acre, year-round camping park. It has over 9 miles of hiking trails along the Little Klickitat River and up through the Ponderosa and Oregon Pine forests. At the top are open mountain meadows with a panoramic view of Mount Hood. Visitors may see deer, beaver dams, squirrels, spring wildflowers, and a variety of birds. Brooks is a Washington State Park, so a Discover Pass is required unless it’s a Free Day*. *Find “Free Days” at

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Bickleton is about an hour east of Goldendale on Bickleton Hwy - and what a scenic drive that is! Known as the “Bluebird Capital of the World”, residents work yearround to keep the little houses maintained and ready for the next generation of Bluebirds. You’ll see these lovely little feathered friends throughout the eastern part of Klickitat County. Another must-see is Bickleton’s Carousel Museum in downtown Bickleton, operated by the Alder Creek Pioneer Association (ad on facing page). It features interesting collections, such as woven wheat and barbed wire, antique lunch boxes, and, of course, the restored carousel horses. The Annual Bickleton Car Show on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend features classic and modern cars and is a great place to meet other motor vehicle enthusiasts. And don’t miss the amazing rodeo. It’s the oldest rodeo in the state and draws quite a crowd! Lastly (while we’re on oldest), Bickleton is also home to the oldest continuously operating tavern in Washington, the Bickleton Bluebird Inn. See their ad, page 59.

Beautiful Bluebirds all summer long!

Enjoy Eastern Klickitat County


MARKET STREET CAFE & GROCERY 106 East Market St Bickleton, WA 509-896-2671

Mon & Tue 7 - 5:30 Thur - Sat 7 - 5:00 Closed Wed & Sun and all major holidays

Carousel Museum

Whoopn-Holler Museum is closed for 2018 b ut hopes to re-open in 2019 . It features one of the large st antiq ue & classic auto collectio ns in th e state wit h Model T Fords & vintage pickups.

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Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic & Rodeo On the 2nd weekend in June, be amazed by the 108th Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic & Rodeo. If 108 sounds like a big number, it is! This rompin’ good time is Washington state’s oldest rodeo. If the buckin’ broncos are more than you can handle, it also features a more sedate carousel ride on an antique carousel. More info at: Then, just 3 weeks later, is another Bickleton picnic, this one featuring a whole-hog roast on the 4th of July. It’s a pot-luck, so bring along a side dish. The Bickleton Car Show & Flea Market is on Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9am-4pm. For more car show info, visit Here’s one tourist’s first-hand account of his visit:


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Carousel Museum Fri & Sat: 10-3 • Sun: 12-4 Closed Holidays

Groups anytime by appointment

Adults: $5 Under 12: $1 Family: $10 Opening Date: April 6 Closing: Sept. 30

4 E Market St, Bickleton, WA 99322 • 509.896.2007

Come visit our NEW exhibits and your old favorites!


Our Journey’s End

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You’ve been the best travelin’ bud I’m bummed you’re leavin’! We Bigfeet don’t say ‘bye, so I’ll just hide out, as usual, ’til I see ya next time.

Gordon Wilkins (aka Bigfoot)


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Alder Creek Pioneer Association


Allyn's Building Center


Bell Design Company


Bickleton Bluebird Inn


Bickleton's Market Street Café & Grocery


Canyon Market


Central KC Parks & Recreation (Pool)


City of Goldendale Coldwell Banker

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KC Fair & Rodeo


KC Senior Services



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L’Abri Architechtural Products


Lindhe Insurance


Maryhill Museum


Maryhill Winery

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Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce


Columbia Bank


Mt. Adams Transportation


Columbia Hills & Gardner Funeral Home


Ogden’s Mopar Limo Service


Dr. James R. Ogden, OD


Papa John’s Pizza


Pioneer Surveying


Ponderosa Motel


Presby Museum


Quality Inn


Republic Services


Sole to Soul Health Center


St. John's Monastery


Uncle Tony's Pizza


Dryside Properties


Glenwood General Store


Goldendale Chamber of Commerce


Goldendale Farmers' Market


Goldendale Market Fresh


Goldendale Tire Factory


Harvest Market



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2018 2019 Journey Through Klickitat County  

Our annual visitors' guide to Klickitat County

2018 2019 Journey Through Klickitat County  

Our annual visitors' guide to Klickitat County