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Historians, photographer look back on Carnation’s first century By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter

Carnation, or Tolt, as some of the city’s long-timers prefer to call it, celebrates its 100th year as a city in December, but Tolt/ Carnation was a community long before it was an official city. By the time incorporation papers were signed, Dec. 31, 1912, the little community at the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers had a post office, general store, hotel, creamery, mill, logging company, mining company, a cannery, land office and its own local newspaper, the Tolt Enterprise. The landmark Tolt Congregational Church had been there since 1895, according to the Tolt Historical Society book “A History of Tolt/Carnation: A Town Remembered.” In the next 10 years, up to about the time that Isabel (Larson) Jones was born on the Larson Homestead, even more had sprung up to support the growing community of logging camps, farms, and businesses. “We have always had a doctor here, in fact, at one time — I don’t remember it — they had a little hospital behind Ixtapa’s,” said Jones, in an interview about the city’s centennial year. “And we always had a drugstore. Dr. (William) Cheney in Fall City… he came down here by horse and buggy, and he built the drugstore. His son Walter ran it.” Jones, as director of the Tolt Historical Society Museum, and editor of “A History,” is the go-to source for all things historic in Carnation and the Valley beyond, but she’s also part of the city’s history. The farm where she lived, which her grandfather, John T. Larson homesteaded, Jerry Mader, is now in the city’s Swiftwater Carnation author neighborhood. She grew up in and with many of the city’s founding families and future leaders — and she has the scar on her forehead to prove it, from the ricochet of a rock that a young Nick Loutsis, future mayor of Carnation, had been trying to hit his brother with. “I’m probably the only person who has a scar on their forehead from the Mayor of Carnation,” Jones says, laughing. When artist Jerry Mader asked in 2005 who he should talk to about a project highlighting some of Carnation’s oldest residents, Jones was probably the only person people suggested. “You need to talk to Isabel Jones, they all told me,” said Mader. He’d moved to Carnation in 2004, and had soon become fascinated with some of the people he saw in the community -- their faces first, but soon he was fascinated with their stories, too. “Meeting these people was sort of like old home week,” Mader said, explaining that his parents had been older when they had him, so he grew up with an older generation, in a sense. “They had the same traditions,” Mader said. “They’d say ‘You come back any time you want, the door’s always open,’ and at each interview, I got bags of vegetables and home-made preserves!” What’s more, “These people were completely and unabashedly honest,” Mader said. Over the next two years, he created “Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir,” a series of black-and-white portraits of 28 (“I missed a few,” Mader sighs) of Carnation’s senior figures, along with recordings of them telling their own stories, in their own words. In the book, or on the website (www.toltriverpress.com/ Newrelease.html) you can hear Robert Andraelli, aka “Tractor Bob” (1923-2008) talk about fishing with his brother when he was younger: “One weekend we caught 70 whitefish in two days. But the only thing, they’re a nuisance, them whitefish. They follow the salmon around, they want to eat up all the eggs — the whitefish. Same with the steelhead.… We used to give the fish to everybody that wanted ’em — we had too many. My hands usually get cold, and feet. We had to stop at one place all the time, invite us in to eat. We give ’em some fish. I liked to go by that place, because they always wanted to give us a dinner and warm us up.” Or listen to Garnet Paar (1912-2007) talk about growing up in the Valley: “I was born in a little house next door to where I live. It’s still here. That was built in 1900. And so my roots are very deep…

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Jerry Mader sits at Pete’s Club in Carnation, surrounded by some of his portraits of elders. Mader captured the stories of 28 of Carnation’s 80-or-older residents in Carnation Verbatim, and learned a lot about the joys of the simple life. It was like one great big family, growing up here. You knew who people were, because there weren’t so many of us. It seemed like everyone watched out for everyone else’s kids. They knew what they were doing, you know. My grandmother and my father raised me. There were three children in the family, because when my mother died, my grandmother promised my mother she would raise us. So my father then lived with us with my grandmother. They had moved into living with grandmother earlier, before I was born. So that’s why we were all born in that house.” Originally platted in May, 1902, by William and Eugenie Lord who came to Tolt in 1889, the town was a picture of the idyllic rural life. Elmer (C.E.) Sorenson was mayor, governing the city along with councilmen A.H. Lemon, A.J. McDonald, William Ince, John (Jack) D. Bird and Charles Knecht. One of the city’s first actions, reported in the July 17, 1913 Tolt Enterprise, was summed up with the headline “Frank E. Harte, Tolt, to show movies in Grange Hall. Admission 10-15 cents.” Jones is among several in Carnation Verbatim to fondly remember how they used to charge all their groceries for the month at the Grange store. “They sliced your bacon off of the slab, and cut your cheese off the big wheel, and when you paid at the end of the month, they gave you a great big Hershey bar,” she said. Even Mader’s seemingly scandalous announcement “Howard Miller’s claim to fame is that he knew the bra size of every woman in Carnation,” is a simple, wholesome truth — he ran Miller’s Dry Goods and so had to order these items for his customers. But Tolt, or Carnation, was an ordinary town, so challenges arose, including the name of the community.

“In 1912 it was Tolt,” said Jones, but it changed to Carnation in 1917, to acknowledge the growth of Carnation Farm, founded by E.A. Stuart. By 1928, the city voted to switch back to Tolt, but the post office and railroad stations kept Carnation in their names, causing much confusion, according to “A History.” Finally, in 1951, the name went back to Carnation, and it’s stuck so far. The city was Carnation when a bank robbery plot was spectacularly foiled there. Reports in the Seattle Daily Times and “A History” on the incident described in detail the Aug. 13, 1924, robbery that featured a scrappy County Sheriff who liked to knock people out with his fists, Matt Starwich, a brave bank vice-president, Isadore Hall, and a would-be robber turned hero, Ted Lashe. According to the story, Lashe tipped off authorities that his crew was planning to take the $25,000 in the Snoqualmie Valley Bank, and Starwich hid, with deputies, in a building across the street. He planned to stop the robbery in progress. Hall acted as teller so the employees could be safe at home, and was advised to act naturally. “So confident was Starwich that he invited all newspaper reporters and photographers attached to the Court House to go to Tolt, warning them to remain in hiding until the bandits were caught,” the Daily Times report read. When the robbers, Lashe, William Sant, and Dan Malone, alias A.J. Brown, arrived at the bank at about 2 p.m., Sant stayed in the car while the other two went inside. Starwich then knocked out Sant in the car, and deputies emerged from a room inside the bank, opening fire. See TOlt, 18


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The following is an excerpt from Tina Steven Mix’s article on the Falls City Masonic Hall, published this month in the annual Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum magazine. The Fall City Masonic Hall stands as the tallest building in downtown Fall City. Located on the corner of Southeast 43rd Place and 337th Place, it has been home to the Falls City Lodge No. 66 since it was built in 1895. The hall has hosted thousands of events and involved itself in Valley life for over 100 years. Among the Masons, the word “Lodge” refers to the group of men, while the “hall” refers to the building. With the coming of railways, a bridge over the Snoqualmie, and a thriving hop industry in the 1880s, Fall City was soon experiencing a boom. In this climate of growth, seven men petitioned the Most Worshipful Grand

which occupies two building lots. The interior of the building clearly reflects the original 1895 construction, with fir floors, four-panel doors, beaded tongue-and-groove wainscot and plaster walls. The hall is oriented according to Masonic ritual and this is most evident in the second floor meeting room. The east wall with its highest pedestal flooring is reserved for the Master of the Lodge. The west wall, with flooring one step lower is reserved for the Senior Warden and the south wall is where the Junior Warden resides. No one sits at the north end of the building, because symbolically, it is a place of darkness.

Frank Schumacher, Worshipful Master of Falls City Masonic Lodge holds one of the lodge’s 1890s-era record books. The lodge has met since 1895 in the Falls City Masonic Hall, still the tallest building in town and a connection with times past.

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Top left, hop pickers gather at the Snoqualmie Hop Farm, what is now Meadowbrook Farm, in the late 19th century. The annual harvest drew in Native American tribes from across the Northwest in an economic and social melting pot. In the modern era, volunteer picker Bob Jeans, top right, plucks hops in September at the Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center, for a local beer batch. The center’s hops are descended from vines introduced in the 1880s.

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Hops from the fields of today’s Meadowbrook Farm once traveled the globe and enlivened European beers. But a century after time and trouble all but erased the Snoqualmie Hops Farm from the Valley, beer is once again being flavored with the wild descendants of those original Meadowbrook vines. In September, volunteer pickers collected hops from vines preserved at the farm’s interpretive center. Those flower buds were used to flavor a special, limited edition dry-hopped Meadowbrook Farm Ale, now on tap at Snoqualmie Brewing Co. in downtown Snoqualmie. Tasting the ale, “It captures the sort of golden fall Snoqualmie Valley weather,” says Mary Norton, president of the Meadowbrook Farm board. The farm hops, and Meadowbrook farm itself, have had a long odyssey. The coincidence that hops have maintained themselves, wild for the most part, for more than 110 years, only to come to fore again thanks to a

local beer-brewing operation, is fun, exciting even, Norton says. “It’s coming full circle,” she said.

The farm Hops aren’t native to North America. But early farmers quickly discovered that the valleys of Washington and Oregon were ideal ground for transplanted vines. “It’s a European vine that loves it here,” says Snoqualmie resident and historian Dave Battey. “Once you planted a field, you never had to replant it. Every year, the vine comes up.” The place we call Meadowbrook today was, in past ages, an important gathering place for tribes from Puget Sound and Eastern Washington. Caucasian settlement began when an adventurer named Jeremiah Borst hiked there in 1858, deciding it looked like a good place to start a farm. He brought in supplies, married a Snoqualmie tribal woman and homesteaded. In 1882, he sold much of the property to the Hop Growers Association, who created what has been described as the world’s largest hop farm at Meadowbrook. When the crop failed in Europe, hops boomed here. At Meadowbrook, some 900 acres were planted, and a ranch arose with hop kilns for drying

the picked product, camps for the workers, barns and a threestory summer hotel. The annual harvest drew some 2,000 pickers to the Valley, about 1,200 of whom were Native Americans. They came from the Puget Sound, from across the Cascades, and as far as the Fraser River in Canada. The tribes camped on the island defined by the circular slough next to Mount Si Golf Course. “It was a big deal,” Battey said. The harvest was a major gathering, in which the tribes would mix socially, gamble, and sometimes intermarry. “The international sale of hops was such a big deal that German beer was being made with Snoqualmie hops,” Battey said. Yet, “so many people grew them in Washington and Oregon that it destroyed the market.” Falling prices and pests ended the boom, causing a local recession. By 1900, hop farming was finished here. Farmers plowed under their vines, but the hardy hop lingered on in the fencerows.

Re-emergence Twenty years ago, one of Battey’s jobs was to mow the fields of the future Meadowbrook Farm. He had been hired by the Snoqualmie Valley Land Company, a group of investors

who were trying to guide the farm into a new era. After the crash, hops growing operations moved from western Washington and Oregon to New York, and eventually, back to eastern Washington, where they thrive today. Here, a first attempt to grow potatoes at Meadowbrook failed. But the dairy that followed that, succeeded for more than 50 years, closing in the 1960s. Battey said it was done in by new regulations that made it tougher for small milk handlers to compete. The farm was sold to a group of local investors, who marketed the property for the next 30 years, selling parcels for schools and businesses, while leaving the core intact. When a prospective buyer came along, Battey mowed and get things ship-shape. On the job, he noticed wild hop vines in a spruce grove on the farm. Battey asked for permission to dig up a few and plant starts. He received permission, drove out in his pickup, and collected starts on a wet day. He grew Meadowbrook hops on his own farm at Indian Hill, and later at the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum in North Bend. Meanwhile, the new incarnation of Meadowbrook Farm was being created. Several development proposals had been floated, and Meadowbrook came within a single North Bend City

Council vote of becoming a mall. Butanewvisionhademerged: To keep the remaining farm as public open space, complementing recent public purchases at Three Forks Natural Area, the Mount Si Conservation Area and Rattlesnake Ridge. In 1996, Meadowbrook Farm was bought for the public by the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend. The 460 acres are now managed by the nonprofit Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association as a public space for wildlife viewing, hiking, limited agriculture and community gatherings. After the public Interpretive Center was built off Boalch Road, Battey planted vines there. The hardy hops are still there, growing on some of the vertical timbers outside the building. Home brewers have known about, and picked, wild Meadowbrook hops for years. The hops have survived in outof-the-way spots on the farm, and at the Interpretive Center, they’re protected—elk can’t push over the timbers, so the vines freely climb. “They’re growing very strong,” Battey says. This year saw a bumper crop, one of the best for hops that Battey’s ever seen. To Battey, who led a group of Meadowbrook volunteers in picking hops at the center on a sunny Friday in September, the historic nature of the occasion was clear.

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Two men linger by the North Bend jailhouse circa 1910.

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Bans and curfews On June 12, 1911, the town council decided to ban “fireworks, torpedoes, sky-rockets, Roman Candles and explosives of any sort,” anywhere in the city, with the sole exception of the area “southwest of the Railway tracks.” The same day, it was decided that the town curfew bell would ring at 9:30 p.m. nightly, April through September, and at 8:30 p.m., October through March. All children under the age of 15 were forbidden to loiter on any street after the bell rang. This law went into effect on June 20. In February of 1912, a citizen made a complaint against another man for violating the town’s peddling ordnance. A Fred Ellis was reported to be peddling meat around town; that violation needed to be stopped, W.C. Robinson said. In April of 1912, the town declared that anyone riding a bicycle “or any other vehicle” on the sidewalks was to be arrested, and a fine of at least $5 be collected. Two years later, the town passed a motion that set the town speed limit at 12 miles per hour. Breaking the limit meant a penalty of between $5 to $50, or 10 days to six months in jail.

LODGE FROM 12 In 1895, the economy was tough. The “Panic of ‘93” was a depression and its effects were still being felt into 1896. The hop market plummeted as the lodge was preoccupied with its hall building program. The year of the build, membership dropped from 31 to 27 due to nonpayment of dues. Annual dues, established in 1890, were four dollars. The amount was not changed until 1952. The height of lodge membership occurred in 1927 when membership reached 187. Frank Schumacher, the current Master of the Lodge, says Freemasonry is on the rise. He feels that more people are seeking opportunities to become connected to their community and that the Masonic philosophy, “Making good men, better men,” inspires many. After 117 years of existence, the most prominent building in town continues to serve its original purpose of housing the Falls City Masonic Lodge. The building communicates the legacy of its founders, their values and the mission of the lodge. If you’re interested in joining, they don’t recruit. All you need to do is ask. • Learn more about the museum at http://www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org.

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tolt FROM 11 In the firefight, Malone was shot dead and Lashe was severely wounded, dying later in the day. A deputy, Virgil Murphy, was shot in the leg, but recovered. Both accounts estimated that 50 shots had been fired in the incident. Other headlines that Carnation made in the Carnavall Reporter, which operated from 1952 to 1965, included: “No kindergarten in Duvall, Carnation this year. 36 signed up. Needed 50.” (Aug. 14, 1958); “Town Council votes to hook up with Tolt River-Seattle pipeline” (April 16, 1959) “407 Citizens’ Club formed to fight moving Duvall 8th graders to Tolt” (May 7, 1959); “Duvall’s request for its own mail delivery turned down. Carnation, Monroe will do it.” (Sept. 8, 1960); and, in a reversal of today’s agreement, “Carnation chief

Tony Trippy will patrol both Duvall & Carnation” (March 15, 1962). Police, infrastructure and schools have been the big areas of struggle for the little community over the years. The Riverview School District’s decision to close Tolt High School and send all students to Cedarcrest in Duvall in 1993 was a blow that still pains some community members. And some of the city’s wins, like the new stoplight installed last December on Entwistle Street, aren’t wins to everyone. Even the city’s connection to sewers in 2008, marked by a well-attended ribbon cutting and festive atmosphere, had been opposed. Some feared that Carnation will lose its small-town character with increasing modernizations, but no one seems to want that. Mader, something of a newcomer to Carnation in 2005, meeting with the octogenarians of his new home, sensed it right away in his interviews.

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