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WHATCOM COUNTY’S

115th Annual

P IONEER P ARK • F ERNDALE , WA 2010 PROGRAM & ROSTER OF 2009 REGISTRATION

www.whatcomoldsettlers.com


Congratulations Old Settlers on your 115th picnic celebration. We salute your determination and commitment to preserving this great community tradition.

Proud Sponsor of the Old Settlers Grand Parade


A special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for helping to bring you the 115th Annual Pioneer Picnic! Bridgeview/Bellingham

Auto Parts

Jensen’s Ferndale Floral

Weden Engineering

SIGNS FERNDALE

Table of Contents: Acknowledgement and dedication..................3 Collectors pins..............................................37 Ferndale Heritage Society............................27 Grand Marshal - ..........................................28 In Memory of............................................. 9-12 Outhouse: the newest addition.....................38 Old Settlers Association Officers....................4

Pioneer Park Cabin Map........................ 40-41 Past Presidents..............................................8 Schedule of Events..................................... 6-7 Sponsors Page.............................................50 WCOSA Pioneer Park Memorial Fund.........43 Badge Colors................................................43

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Whatcom County Businesses would like to salute the Old Settlers on their annual picnic! Kelly’s O’Deli Catering Hawley’s Auto Supply Linh T. Vu DDS Ferndale Cost Cutter Silver Reef Casino The Muljat Group Ferndale Key Bank Jon’s Truck Repair 2nd Ave Sports Weden Engineering Willands Auto Tech Boxx Berry Farm Boss Construction Ferndale Haggens Assist 2 Sell Mug Shots Ferndale Mini Market Roger Jobs Motors Smith Mechanical Reinke Fabrication Inc. The C Shop Ferndale True Value Mt. Baker Fireplace Lyndale Glass Ferndale Lube Hardware Sales Borthwick Jewelry Ferndale Ace Hardware International Athletic Crawford Auto Upholstery Whatcom Farmer’s Co-op Cedars Restaurant & Lounge Alvord-Richardson Construction Co. Whatcom Educational Credit Union COUNTRY® Financial Lesa Boxx- Len Corneto

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT The dedicated Officers and Trustees of the Whatcom County Old Settlers Association, and the Ferndale Heritage Society would like to welcome everyone to the 115th annual Old Settlers Picnic. The theme this year is “Volunteers thru the Years” We would like to acknowledge the city of Ferndale and the city employees, the Ferndale school district, and the many businesses and community groups that assist us in making this community event happen each year. There are many events taking place this weekend, make sure to check the event schedule. One of the new events this year will be a Motorcycle show on Sunday. Please purchase your Ribbon for the weekend at the Headquarters building. All of the proceeds from ribbon sales go directly to support next year’s event. It takes many volunteers and many hours to make this event happen. Our thanks to all the volunteers, we appreciate their time and effort towards this event. The OSA would like to give a special thanks to the corporate sponsors -----for their donations to this event. Please thank our volunteers if you get a chance, and support the businesses that help to support this event. Welcome everyone to this annual Ferndale community event. We hope you enjoy your time at historic Pioneer Park this weekend and will return to this event every last full weekend in July for many years to come. Steve Leibrant, President Whatcom County Old Settlers Association

Dedication

This year’s Old Settlers celebration is dedicated to Walt and Donna Pollman as the 2010 Grand Marshalls. The Pollmans were proprietors of Ferndale Drug from 1959 to 1999. Ferndale Drug as many of you remember was the shopping hub of the city; they carried just about everything and if they didn’t have it, they could get it. Both Walt and Donna have given, and continue to give, countless volunteer hours and support to the Ferndale community and Pioneer Park. Upstairs in the Parker House at Pioneer Park, the Pollmans have created a Pharmacy Museum and have donated most of the items on display. We sincerely appreciate and honor them for all they have done for this community. Steve Leibrant, President, WCOSA

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Whatcom County Old Settler’s Association is to perpetuate through a summer festival the memory of the early Pioneers of Whatcom County. For further information, please call: (360) 224-8128 or Whatcom Old Settlers Association P.O. Box 993, Ferndale, WA 98248 whatcomoldsettlers.com

WHATCOM COUNTY OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Steve Leibrant. . . . . . . . . President Brent Hoelzle . . . . . Vice President

Laurie Irwin. . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Jackie King . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer

TRUSTEES Fred Sutcliffe - 1977

David Johnson - 1999

Tiffene Hanson - 2005

Pete Harksell Jr. - 1981

Al Gitts - 2000

Ron Rasmussen - 2006

Allan Jensen - 1983

Mike Hoelzle - 2001

John Moles - 2006

Stu McKay - 1989

Jim Taylor - 2001

Pauline Zender - 2006

Rick Roddel - 1989

Lynda Lucas - 2001

Candy Ford - 2007

Jackie King - 1989

Mel Hansen - 2002

Edwin Elefson - 2007

Steve Leibrant - 2002

Jeff Gunter - 2007

Kathy Howell - 2003

Forrest Pederson - 2007

Nancy Reilly - 2003

Gina Brester - 2007

Bob Nelson Jr. - 2003

Laurie Irwin - 2008

David Dunn - 2004

Maria Shook - 2009

Lori Apana - 2004

Megan Sullivan Meza 2010

Kim Fox - 2004

Patty Sullivan - 2010

Leonard Sund - 1991 Gary Jensen - 1992 Don Imhof - 1994 Bill Reilly - 1994 Howard Vroman - 1994 Chris Howell - 1997 Dennis Imhof - 1998 Barb Johnson - 1998 Gary Patterson - 1999

Brent Hoelzle - 2005 Russell Apana - 2005

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WHATCOM COUNTY OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION (Cont.) HONORARY TRUSTEES Jim Bliss Carl Read Jim Mork Halvar Olstead Jim Hawley Kim Poster Loren Jensen Louise Sager

Charles Oltman Terry Brown Rod Dement Norm Jodock Norma Christensen Gary Jonson Peter Harksell Sr. Jim McKay Diana Weden Lyle Hunter Judi Pomeroy Jim Irwin Al Ulrich John Imhof Jr.

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Advertising / program book..................................Howard Vroman Archives and Photos ................................................Lynda Lucas Bike Show .................................................................Mike Hoelzle By Laws.................................................................... Dennis Imhof Cabin Sitting................................................................ Don Imhof Car Show.................................................................. Brent Hoelzle Concessions.........................................Chris Howell/Maria Shook Construction................................................................ Don Imhof Entertainment .................................................................Kim Fox Fun Run................................................. Lori Apana/Gina Brester Grand Parade.............................................................Nancy Reilly Junior Parade..................................... Kathy Howell & Candy Ford Museums....................................................................Fred Sutcliff Publications................................................................ Mel Hanson Registration.........................................Lynda Lucas & Jackie King Saturday Adult Dance/Beer Garden.. Gary Patterson/Rick Roddel Signs and Parking.............................................................. Al Gitts Sponsorships.............................................................. Laurie Irwin Web Site................................................. Gina Brester/Lori Apana

2010 THEME

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115th OLD SETTLERS PIONEER PICNIC PIONEER PARK - FERNDALE JULY 22 - 25, 2010 THURSDAY JULY 22 10 am 12:00-9:00 12:00 12:00-9:00 4:00-10:00 6:30-7:30 7:30-9:30

Registration Opens Davis Amusement Carnival (Family Discount Day) Log Cabin Museums open Arts, crafts and food concessions Beer Garden in “The Barn” Stage: Summer Night Pops in the Park Stage: Kid Ric & Paula Country Karaoke

10 am 11:00-8:00 12:00-10:00 12:00-9:00 12:00 12:00-8:00 12:00-10:00 12:30-2:30 3:00-4:00 4:00-7:00 6:00 6:30 - 8:30 pm 7:00-8:00

Registration Opens DUPI Garden Club Flower Show-Tillicum House Davis Amusement Carnival Arts, crafts and food concessions Log Cabin Museums open Children’s Activities in the Park Beer Garden in “The Barn” Stage: Sing with Rocky Kids Karaoke Stage: Roberto The Magnificent Petting Zoo- Ferndale F.F.A. Junior Parade-Line up at 4:45 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides around town Stage: Hell’s Belles-A tribute to AC/DC

FRIDAY JULY 23

SATURDAY JULY 24

8:00-3:00 Car Show Central School Grounds 8:30 Old Settlers 5K Registration in the Park 10 am Registration Opens 10:00 Old Settlers 5K Fun Run Begins Davis Amusement Carnival Arts, crafts and concessions 11 am GRAND PARADE - Downtown Ferndale “Volunteers thru the Years”

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115th OLD SETTLERS PIONEER PICNIC PIONEER PARK - FERNDALE JULY 22 - 25, 2010 (cont.) 12:00 12:00-9:00 12:00-10:00 12:00-8:00 12:00-6:00 12:00-8:00 12:30-1:30 1:00-5:00 1:30 2:00-3:00 4:00-5:00 4:00-8:00

5:00-6:00 6:30-8:30 9:00

Log Cabin Museums open Arts, crafts and food concessions Davis Amusement Carnival Children’s Activities in the Park Petting Zoo-Ferndale FFA Beer Garden in “The Barn” Stage: Bellingham Alumni Band Horse Drawn Wagon rides Stage: Opening Ceremony Stage: Rocky Vasalino Show Stage: The Hot Shot Tap Dancers Steak Dinner-Ferndale Knights of Columbus &

American Legion Post 154

Stage: Reminisce Stage: Double Wide (Country Rock) Grand Adult Dance in The Barn and under the Big Tops-Music by: The Pop Offs

SUNDAY JULY 25 10:30 11:00-3:00 11:00-3:00 12:00 12:00-3:00 12:00-4:00 12:00-4:00 1:00-2:00 2:00 2:00-3:00 3:00-4:00

Church Services and Hymn Sing Blaine United Church of Christ Motorcycle Show & Shine-Central School Grounds Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Log Cabin Museums open Children’s Activities throughout the park Davis Amusement Carnival Arts, crafts and concessions Stage: Valley Voices Hymn Sing in the Old Church Stage: Moment in Time Stage: Christian Rock Band

115th Old Settlers Picnic Closes at 4 PM

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PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION OF WHATCOM COUNTY C.E. Cline elected at meeting in

Walter Tanguy- 1968-1969

January 1896

Richard Tawes- 1970-1971

Byron Kingsley elected at picnic

Norman Jodock- 1972-1973

held in summer of same year

Ken McKay- 1974-1975

Harrison Cowden- 1897-1899

Martin Nelson- 1976-1977

Byron Kingsley- 1900

Peter Harksell Sr.- 1978-1979

Henry A. Smith- 1901

James (Jim) Irwin- 1980-1981

A.C. Buswell- 1902

Wm. (Jim) McKay- 1982-1983

Jacob Matz- 1903-1904

Albert Ulrich- 1984-1985

William Manning- 1905

Terry Brown- 1986-1987

Charles Tawes- 1906

Carl (Bill) Read- 1988-1989

J.B. (Jim) Wilson- 1907-1930 (23

Allan Jensen- 1990-1991

years)

Pete Harksell Jr- 1992-1993

John Slater- 1931

Allan Jensen- 1994-1995

C.E. Fitzgerald- 1932-1933

(Centennial Year)

Porter Felmley- 1934-1935

Gary Jonson- 1996-1997

Kenneth Tawes- 1936-1938

Stu McKay- 1998-1999

Edward Theubet- 1939

Greg Pike- 2000-2001

Roy Schrimsher- 1940-1941

Chris Howell- 2002-2003

(no picnics were held during a part

Gary Jensen- 2004-2005

of this interval at the request of the

Don Imhof- 2006-2009

Governor of Washington due to the

Steve Leibrant- 2010

war) (no record of president) 1942-1945 John Byers- 1946-1948 Bert Jones- 1949 Cliff Stewart- 1950-1951 P.A. Jeffcott- 1952-1953 Jonathan Manner- 1954-1955 Ira Tawes- 1956-1957 Jack Siddle- 1956-1959 W.J. Irwin- 1960-1961 Harry Loft- 1962-1963 Lyle (Bud) Hunter- 1964-1965 Frank Imhof- 1966-1967

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The Whatcom Old Settlers would like to remember these old settlers 1870 Mary Harkness Selene 1878 Thomas Oxford 1889 Harvey Smith Gooding Hettie Burton Gooding 1890 Harry Oxford Sr 1892 Clifford Sutcliffe 1898 Ella Connery 1900 Jacob Jenni Matilda Jenni

Beatrice Lee Griffin Robert S. Griffin 1902 Fred C. Finkbonner 1903 Joseph LaFreniere 1904 Iva Bailey Oxford 1905 Ercy Cole - Wyle 1907 Harry Telgenhoff Gertie Nicolaas Elmer Pike 1909 Harvey Gooding

COngratulations old settlers on your 115th annual Picnic! Bellingham Highland Games FERNDALE 1 15th OLD SETTLERS PICNIC • 2010

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1910 LeRoy Holmes 1911 Orville VanderYacht John Imhoff Sr. Hilma Thompson 1912 Rudy Lee Velma L. Finkbonner Mary Smith Day 1913 Edna Pike 1914 Opal Pitts Griffin Kitty Burlingame Pitts Charles Edwin Burlingame Frank A. Pitts 1915

Gladys Lonseth Lee Francis Oakes Howard Poster Lavern Harkleroad Clara Jensen Schneider 1916 June L. Arntzen Grinton 1917 A. LaFreniere 1918 John McCartin 1919 Lois (June) Bailey Olson 1920 Virgil Olund Charlotte Olson 1921 Elsie Jensen Schneider

On the Site of the First Old Settlers’ Picnic 115 Years ago! “A Whale of a Place to Go”

www.thecshop.com

Our Building - 1895... Our Candy Stove - 1915... Our Oven - 1916... Our Confections - Timeless! Cafe & Candy Shop Open 11am - 10pm Daily Until Labor Day

Cafe

Candy Shop

• Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls like Mom’s • Deli Sandwiches on homemade bread • From scratch PIZZA It’s the best! • Olde Fashioned Sodas, Sundaes & Floats • Coffee and Espresso - Fresh roasted here

• Homemade Fudge, Carmel and other candy • Snow Cones & Cotton Candy • Jelly Belly Beans - Chocolates • Sugar Free Candy, Hard Ice Cream • Popcorn, Carmelcorn & Cheese Corn

Birch Bay’s First Resort Still Serving You! 4825 Alderson Rd at Birch Bay Drive • 360-371-2070 10

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1922 Primo Piovesan Charles Bailey 1924 Hilde Newsom Pearl “Perky” Dixon Rosetta Oakes Harry Oxford Jr. Walter J. Grinton 1925 Mary J. Bailey 1926 Hilmer Taxdahl 1927 Merrilee King Oxford 1929 Percy Hanowell 1930

MT. BAKER FIREPLACE

& WROUGHT IRON RAILINGS Since 1962

Wayne Pike 1932 Joe Rudy John W. Atkinson 1933 Donna Pike 1934 Isabell Harkleroad 1936 Wilfred Beyerlin Dorthy Bergh Cliff Bergh Frieda Holmes 1937 Lola Nelson 1942 Merlyn Honrud Lyle Honrud

CONSTANTIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Pierre Constantin, D.C. Susan Constantin, D.C. Grant Morlock, D.C. GREETINGS OLD SETTLERS

Parlour

3000 GAS STOVE

“Featured in the Shields House at Pioneer Park.” 1273 Sunset Ave. Off Pacific Hwy

384-3507

You are THE BACKBONE of our Community. Enjoy Good Health Every Day with the Benefits of CHIROPRACTIC CARE FERNDALE • 2017 MAIN ST (360) 384-4611 BLAINE • 245 H STREET (360) 332-1086

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1943 Dennis P. Arntzen 1947 Irvin Pederson Dodie N. Metzger Greg Pike 1949 Clarence “Ed” Wilkinson 1950 Albert Polinder 1951 Don Polinder Evelyn Polinder 1954 Cleo E Jordan Neva M Jordan Artie Gluck Jim Gluck

Congrats Old Settlers on Your

115th Picnic

1958 Lorraine McCartin 1963 Lorri Lee Larson 1974 Claudia B. Jordan Dr. Ray MacDonald 1977 Steven Jensen 1983 Kyle Curtright 1986 Ben Alderliesten

Congratulations Old Settlers!

VROMAN

CONSTRUCTION 384-3219 2417 Meridian Street • Suite 102 Bellingham

(360) 734-3960

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Residential • Commercial in business since 1971

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The Whatcom County Old Settlers association extends a hearty “Welcome” to our oldest old settlers *All names are transferred from a handwritten list. We apologize in advance for misspelled names.

1904

Holly Berner Rodney DeMen Edna Dion Anna Bedlington Winnifred Whitford Van Dyk John Goodman Nelda Peterson Sigurdson Vera McHeffey Young Milton Unick 1919 Leona Vineyard Ellen M. Gilbert Francis Vroman

Maurice Sandy Pearson

1907 Norma Kruse

1909 William MacGillvary

1910 Hazel Whitford Goheen

1912 Waldo Anderson

1915 Bertha Telgenhoff Abrams Nona Pearson

1916 Alti McHeffey McClellan

1917 Marion Tuttle Alice Poster

1918

Loretta Reilly Hunter Nettle Lawson

1920 Stan Brunner Liz Pettit

1921 Margaret Brunner Robert Lange Clifford C. Larson Joe Moser

1922

PORTAL WAY FARM AND GARDEN

1923

Catherine Boykin

1924 Franis Byers Arlene McGrath Coleman Patricia Imhof Jean Unick Kosa Don LaPlante Orville Pheifer

1925 Paul N. Barci Barbara Carey

Rouse Chiropractic Clinic

Feed • Seed Fertilizer • Shrubs Bark • Pet Food Carhartt Clothing 6100 Portal Way • Ferndale 384-3688 Lynden Farm & Garden Grover Street • Lynden 354-5611

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Anna Petersen DePoppe Harold Hanson Mary La Belle Kathleen Lange Charles Oltman Jerry Padlergio Einar Rahm

1925 Bill Wegely

1926 Gerald D. Metzger Peggy Moore Lawrence Nordby Nan Wilson Piovesan Virginia Vail Roberts Francis E. Russell Duane Dewey Walter

Frances Phillips Nordby F. Winton Wefer Evelyn Griffin Wilkinson

1928 Bob Anderson Lucille Bailey Mary Boyd Bonsen Chuck Chasteen Robert Cline Maxine Ferry Dorothy Goodman Alton Gregor Mildred Cowell Lange Cliff Moran Raymond Nordby Nadene Pasinski Fran Wyngaert

1927

1929

Roy Bonsen Alan Dunn Mike Ferry Ethel McKay

William Anderson Luella M. Bock Myrna Bond Allan Brudwick

Irene Pierce Elledge Bob Harnden John L. Johnston Dolores Norris Mac Donald Richard Parks Walt Riddle Richard Roawer Richard H. Severson Irvin L. Sibley Lois Atkinson Streubel

1930 James N. Bliss Charlotte Boraker Janice Metzger Buford Curlie Fisher Glen Green Donna Honrud Glen Hulegh John Kammerzell Hazel Lintz Arlene Lunde

“The family at Walton Beverage”

PROUD TO SUPPORT THE OLD SETTLERS!

Phone: (360) 380-1660 • 1350 Pacific Place • Ferndale, WA 98248 14

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Dorothy Moles Stan Schwisow Shirley Bollman Yengick

1931 Barbara Anderson Margie Swobody Andres Joy Erdman Beckmeyer Marilyn Ulrich Crape Juanita DeMent Phyllis Dunn Dick Falk Arnold Finkbonner Frank Moser Neill Mullen LeRoy Noteboom Raymond L. Olson Gerald Peterson Donald Stone Margie Andres Swobody John Talman Willard Wilder

1932

Frank Burgler Betty Bynon Bill Daws LaVerne King David Klineman Harry Nicolass Beverly Schwisow Ray Young

Jean Moser Robert Nordby Ungene D. Olson Gail Blunt Riddle Lillian Ripple

1935

1933 Mary Marsh Anderson Nyla L. Billman Everett Boraker Gabriel G. Jefferson Rick Shaw Merlin Solvang Nancy Totten

1934 Bonna Beck Frankie Falk Catherine Finkbonner Shirley Forslof Doris Taylor Macy

Willo Burgler Sherry Cline William Converse Edlane Eason Glen Eastman Velda Stone Gile Joy Guthrie Gloria Hanowell Ruth Irwin Jim Irwin Phyllis Johansen Maxine Kammerzell Elinor Monroe King Jolene Lagerwey Wayne Larson Walter Olmstead

2000 Main Street Ferndale 384-1804

A Pint-Nears Family Friendly Place

Ferndale Family Dentistry Dr. Charles Haubrich D.D.S. GENTLE FAMILY ORIENTED DENTISTRY

New Patients Welcome

384-3440

LOG CABIN ON PORTAL WAY / EXIT 263

6004-A Portal Way * Ferndale Office open: Monday thru Friday

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PPO PROVIDER

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Ken Sager David Sams Jerry Smith Joan Strotz Russell Sweet Albert Ulrich

1936 Robert E. Beck Lowell Carlson Frank Cratsenberg L Ray Ecalbarger Joanne Graves Peter Harksell Sr. Norman Jodock Gerrit Kuiken Henry Kuiken Jr. Annie M. Lilleton Larson Larry Neil Corrine Parks Gayle Bredal Pattenaude Dixie Pottle Peggy Reilly Schumacher

John Shuravloff Janice Rhoton Steele Julie Taxdahl

1937 Winella Berner Martin Brester Violet Ferry LaDonna George Russell Grant Stan Graves Dick Guthrie Kathleen Harksell Jim Heverling Clary Jensen Jim Nunamaker Donna Pollman Dixie Anderson Reimer Richard Roedell Marlene Talman Robert Vogel Allan Vroman Sally K. Yeager

1938 Robert Busch Marv Eggert Rosalie Jensen Robert Larson Tom Lee Jerry Lehman Earl Lonberg Ron Meek Lee Nelson Joe Roberts Joane Stull Don Swan Terry Unger Eva White Charla Pike Wilder

1939 Anne Carlson Jan Kean Donna Kuiken Ruth Palmer Alice Schroeder

CARLSON STEEL WORKS, INC. ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS & PLATE • FENCING • STRUCTURAL STEEL • FABRICATION 16

Free Estimates on Fencing RENTAL FENCING Located at:

2001 Grant Street Bellingham or contact Paul Carlson at

734-1100 • FAX 734-1103

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Ruth Shaw Susan Wright

Lynda Grant Robert Graves Jim Harvey 1940 John Imhof Marvin Bensen Bob Inge Ione Widman Beyerlin Tom Kean Leonard “Jack” Eldred Darlene Lane Finkbonner Paul A Lovelace Ron McKay Lois Hindman Don McKay Leroy Koehn Helen Rudy Jean Nelson Pat Tuttle Nancy Noteboom Vic Wells Janet Pock 1942 Donna Rucker Wendell Cowen Bill Schroeder Evie Graves Betty Fenton Stoneking Steven Hanson Arie D. Struiksma Lowell Higley Linda Twibell Corde Inge 1941 Carolyn Jonson Karen Day Jacelyn Jodock King Gene Dobson Jim Lemaster Wayne Elledge Fred Lynch Glenn Gitts

Rosalee VanderYacht Mac Donald Paul Nelson Charlotte Olmstead Allen Pedersen Linda Pedersen Hall Ray Bill Roessel Carol Simpson Caryn Sinnes Sharon Unger Monty Westford

1943 Larry Arko Terry Brown Dick H. Hawkins Betty Hawkins Kay Imhof Bevery Borg La Freniere Susie McIvor Steve McIvor Penny McKay Dianne Mitchell

Brent Hoelzle Owner (360) 384-6887

Commercial & Residential

1565 Main Street Ferndale, WA 98248

ete’s Auto Repair, LLC

rof essi o n a l C a r C a r e

Locally owned and operated by Pete and Nita Harksell

Call 380-CARS 360-380-2277 Keeping Whatcom County Running Since 1969 6209 Portal Way Ferndale, WA

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Phyllis Solvano Fred W. Sutcliffe Arnold Vroman

Lew Nordby Gordon Reimer Loretta Scheltens Lindy Scrimsher Lynn Swan Mark Wheeler

Mary Vroman

1946

Peggy Burrell Delbert Cochsan Ted Beckmeyer Melvina Daws Frieda Zurflueh Brester Ray DePoppe Ernie Brock Frank Dion Sharl Carlson Patti Elliott Susan Hunter Cummings Jim Gooding John Fassett Hope Hanson Miriam Finkbonner Ron Haugness Jim Fisher Jim Holmes Steve Jensen Madeline Jensen Sandy Kildall Radene Cary Jones Mike Kildall William McCoy Norma Kremser Merril Nolan Nadine Lee-Bocek Terry Oakes Jim Lunde Imogene Pederson Jody Mork Kim Poster Sandy Nelson Kathleen Rightmire Greg Olson Dixie Shipley Howard Vroman James Smits

1945

1944 Donald Allen Myron Bailey D.E. (Gene) Billman Michael Bliss Boucher Ron Carlson Tony Devore Mary Etta Foster Clayton George Jeannie Heverling Dessie Luby Janella Brunner McKay Mike Minge Bob Nelson Sr. Sandy Unick Rasmussen Tim Smith

Basic Obedience Offlead Obedience Problem Behavior Solutions

CANINE SCHOOL, INC Dog Obedience Training

Ron & Carol McGrady 6497 Woodlyn Road • Ferndale

(360) 384-6955

www.cedarwoods-k9.com

Beach Basket Yarn & Gifts Congratulations Old Settlers On 115 Years!

Open 7 days a week! Open: Mon - Sat 10-5pm Sun 11-4pm

7620 Birch Bay Drive 371-0332

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Victor Unick Jan Vander Stoep Dorthy Womack

1947 Bill Abbott Doreen Adams Jan Boykin Steve Christensen Charlie Dunn Gisele Dunn Shirley Gardiner Ann Hardy Wayne Harkleroad Nancy Telegenhoff Haugness Mel Hewett Denny Hulford Gary Iverson Lorne Jensen Gary Jonson Tom Mauler Joanne Mitchell Joanne Nolan

Walt Pollman Leroy Richards Pat Roegele Marianne Scrimsher Ola Sinnes Sandra Spurling Nancy Baum Unick

1948 Bobbi Cheatham Norma Christensen Chuck Crnich Barb Crnich Jon Davis Betty Eichinberger Elaine Kurtz Granger James Haugo Meva Janeway Rowena Koehn Clinton E. Macy Jim Mork Adelle Mostue Rorn Delmer Nelson

Rodger Quiggle Ann Quiggle Ron Rasmussen Adelle Mostue Rorn Shelly J. Smits

1949 Renee Arko Craig Bessire Lynn Boice Ross Boice Rodger Davis Joy English George Fujimoto Anne Gregor Carol Kelly Diane Longstret Lynda Wilkinson Lucas Marlene Brunner MacLean Stu McKay Rane Olson Brick Oxford Hugh Pottle

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Marion Pottle Roy Pottle Harvey Pottle Christine Ramey Leroy Richards Marge Roddel Rick Roddel Mary Lou Roessel Donna Saab Norm Scheib Carrie Unick

1950 Pamella Bezona Larry Birchall Dianne Blakesley Ron Blakesley Fred Bolster Linda Minaker Boyer Barb Burnett Jack Carr Kathleen Everett Patrick Flaherty

Janet Green Jim Larson Gary Mac Donald Virgil Mellick Margaret Moles Judith Ockinga Greg Ormiston Greg Poster Mary Russell Marilyn Russell Sardi Saur Sheryl Sparks Jim Taylor Ted Veum Lorita Wefer

1951 Dan DeMent Dave Harvey Judy Harvey Judy Piovesan Harvey Rick Holmes Dave Johnson

Eagle Ridge ASSISTED LIVING

5370 Barrett Rd. Ferndale, WA 98248

360-383-0305 www.eagleridgeliving.com

Andy Kendo Nancy Polinder Knaak Marilyn Thompson Larson Dan Manthey Terry O’Hara Darlene Olsen Leah McKay Prince Hans Schauer Neal Shannon Joene Riley Steele Rozanne Olson Stevens Mary Ann Polinder Vietz Ken Weisenburger

1952 Mac Durham Shirley Durham Aline Eastman Jerry L. Finkbonner Penny Goodman Michael Holcomb Bob Hoyer Joseph Imhof

LANGABEER & TULL, P.S. ATTORNEYS

709 Dupont Bellingham

671-6460

Ferndale School District Serving the communities of Ferndale, Custer, Lummi Island, North Bellingham, and Lummi Nation

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Michael Jordon Gerald Kudsk Rod Larson Marcia Crape Manthey Ron Mazza Viola Mazza Tome McAlpine Richard McMurtry 1954 Lori Ann Oxford Apana Brian Meiers Cheryl Mitchell Marlyn Boyer Barb Moser Susan Brown 1953 Kathey Jonak Chambers John Muder Gail Nelson Kurt Anderson Linda Cline Peggy Nelson Helen Birchall Daniel Cornelsen Dona M. O’Neil Vicky Bock Darlene Dickinson Darby O’Neil John Boyer Jon Donnellan Stephanie A. Crawford Olson Steve Curtright Bill Donnelly Stork Olson Jack Dickinson Dave Gluck M. Del Pullar Becky Imhof Iverson Brian Donovan Greg Parmenter Elizabeth Rietmeier Eastwood Sylvia Jensen Nancy Dunn Reilly Michael L. Jordan David Evans Greg Russell Ronld T. Jordon Doug Gustafson Joan kudsk Del McApline Diana O’Hara Ruth Oltman Brad Oxford Ray Pattena Sue Pazaski Bill Reilly Gary Russell Kay Elledge Sutclliffe Josephus

Allan Jensen Sandy Pike Kelton Rick Luke Bernice Pottle Greg Riley Merideth Bliss Troxel Jerry Urie

GITTS AUTO BODY Allan & Shari Gitts, Owners

948 W. Laurel Road • Ferndale

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Marsha Saar Dave Shepard Alan Stone Bonnie Stone Ron Unick Rick Vander Stoep Larry Wood

1955 Gordy Bay Barbra Bliss Boucher Stan Branard Linda Davis Marty Dodson Charles Eichenberger AC Garb Nita Harksell David Honrud Laurie Irwin Gary Jensen David L. Johnson Paul Mitchell Linda Nunamaker

Babe Perez Jim Reimer Don Sobjack Linda Swanson Dolores Train George Train Helen Unick

1956 Ron Brudwick Gregory Daley Liann Macari Dow Linda Fassett Les Gitts Dave Gustafson Carolyn Jensen James Kaufman Ron Lewellen Don Lewellen Vicki Wilder Lewis Mark Lynch Nora Parriera Manuel Reta

Francis J. “Darby” O’Neil

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (360) 384-0202 or (360) 384-1421 2080 Alder Street, P.O. Box 1317 Ferndale, WA 98248

James Rupke Allen B. Smith John Sparks Sheryl Sparks

1957 Terri Brown Kathy Pike Curtright RE Dahl Karen Flaherty Norene Gilbert Alula F. Goodwin Pete Harksell Jr. Chris Howell Barbara Russell Johnson Annette Larsen Larry Larsen Stanley Martin Jr. Rick Mauler Angie McKee Marjarie Nordby Betty Ross Louise Sager

1977 Somerset Street Ferndale, WA Convertible Tops • Truck Seats Headliners • Restaurant Booths

383-0747

Jerome’s Upholstery 4th generation of upholstery

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FERNDALE AMERICAN LEGION KULSHAN POST 154 ACTIVITIES 5537 2ND AVE. • 384-7474

• Membership Meetings First Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM.

Auto

Furniture

• Pot Luck dinner - Third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Bring a new Member.

635 Beaumont Bellingham

5320 Hovander Rd. Ferndale

• Breakfast - Fourth Saturday of every month 8 AM to 11 AM.

Since 1977 in this area

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• Karaoke - Every Friday at 7:00 PM.

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Tim Springstead North Storms Barbra Storms Brian Sweet Curtis Wilder Julie Eastman Young Lloyd Zimmerman

1958 Ray Bedlington Helen Blom Jerry Boyer Donald Byers Mike Donovan Allan Gitts Kathi Dunn Howell Laurie Kuehnel Steve Leibrant Cindy Lower Jerry Rouse Gene Summers Cyndi Vander Yacht Marti Vinelard

Kevin Wilson Jim Winger

1959 Marie Harksell Andrews Dale Bailey Joanne Donnellan Karen Eddy Grant A. Gilbert Kelly Gollen Linda Sager Harkleroad Kelly Jensen Linda Luke Margaret Moles Todd Raqrs Laura Steele Cindy Wilson Urie Mike Vander Yacht Ron Walton Wes Wilkinson Diane Couch Steve Dews

1960

Kalene Eshuis Fox Doug Froberg Nancy Garr Shari Gitts Jan Hoelzle Marie Honrud Cheryl Wilder Kahle Greg Lee Cindy Mauler Ray Nicolaas Veronica Nordby Scott Rauch Barbra Schaueman Cheri Smith Sherry Sund Vivian Wilkinson Gabi Bailey Jan Berner

1961 Karen Christenson Kathi Crain Steve Finkbonner

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1962 Tammie Norton Greg O’Connell Steve Pitts Shawn Russell Tami Solari Mary McCartin Stuart Craig Wilder Craig Wright George Zahm Stacy Bocek

Laurie Maassen Bob Nelson Jr. Bobbie Newell Tammi Prince Ken Roegele Gary Williams Mark Wright Ron Arestad Norman Burrell

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1963 Karl Bocek Gary Bocek Jr. Joan Caulfield Greg Daws Rudy Frick Michael J. Jordon Serena Sager Leibrant Kathy Mohebbi Brian Moyes Milt Unick Jr. Jean Vogel Gwen Lee Anderson Karen Birdsall

1965 Dan Cheatham Dave Dunn Kim Fox Connie L. Wyngaert Gilbert Loretta Wyngaert Gilbert Dennis Imhof Mike Kennard Arnold Leuenberger Ardean Leuenberger Traci Locker Tina McCammack Angie McKee

1964 Stephen Casmun Linda Anderson Conour Randy Fox Don Imhof Jerry Landcastle Sharon Landcastle

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Julia Atkinson Fitzgerald Doneva Froberg Susan Gooding Brad Hand 1966 Nancy VanBrocklin Evans Diana Loya Trevor Mork Doug Looker Debbie Morse Greg Markel Catherine O’Connell Jeff Moyes Bobbie Oxford Doris Pomeroy Gary Solari Ned Russell Sharon Springstead LeAnn Sipple Warren Vose Jim Slaughter Teri Westford Rikki Thompson Rich Womack Joe VanBrocklin Bill Alexander Maria Wegley Marlene Alexander Bonnie Westford 1968 Ron Adams Yvonne Cagey Lisa Atkinson Diane Chapman 1967 Brett Deming Michele Barmore Robert Dodge Erinn Stock Cherochak Candy Ford Greg Dibble

Jeff Gollen Russ Gollen Brent Hoelzle Michael Hoelzle Paul Kelly Christina Kirkwood Denny Organ Raad Russell Rodgers Wendy Yvonne “Bonnie” Wiesen Virginia Benjamen Jaynell Berner

1969 Lynn Cheatham Joel Crowley Frank Finkbonner Jr. Bonnie Giles Bertella Hansen Mel Hansen Greg Hansen Tiffene Hanson Kurt Hanson

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Shanon Westford Hardie Ione Harrison Julie Hatch Stephen O. Lockwood Allen Maassen Charleen McKay Jim Mitchell Jim Muder Rod Nelson Scott Pederson Michael Ramsey Sherry Rayborn Mark Rehberger Wanda Schleisner Camille Skaggs Pat Staudt Suzie Strausbaugh Bill Sweetin Rosycie Sweetin Leann Telford Judy Vose Tim Wilson

Linda Anderson Barbara Bailey

1970 Robert Barrow Sheila Byers Carol Converse Bill Cook Pat Donnelly Jim Elliott Ken Ford Debera Harahan Jim Harahan Raynelle Herrin Renee Hertel Mary Therese Keast Richard Keast John Kempinsky Dustin Klimp Jim McDowell Scott Pen Coady Pike Tammi Shipley

Denise Smith Jack Smith Jerry Stoneking Pat Taylor Kimberly Wagner Sam Wagner Sally Williams Stacy Ahrens John M Andrews

1971 Tara Berwick Garrett Comlu Bill Garr Cathy Giregory Barbra Griffin Trina Hall Tim Hall Trina Mork Hall Tina Jackson Lesley Larson Alison Mason Cynthia Petersen

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Ferndale Heritage Society The Ferndale Heritage Society is proud to be celebrating the 115th Old Settlers Picnic along with the Old Settlers Association. Thanks to the dedication of both volunteer organizations, Pioneer Park is well maintained, utilized year round and has something for everyone to enjoy. 2010 continues the tradition as every year previous for the dedicated members of the Heritage Society. These volunteers spend countless hours down at Pioneer Park doing a variety of projects all to make and keep Pioneer Park the “Jewel of Ferndale”. Highlights for 2010 include a successful annual Heritage plant sale at Samuel’s Furniture parking lot in May, and the annual cabin display during Old Settlers week in July just to name a few. In May, the annual education program for second and third graders took place and is where students learned to make candles, grind corn, split shakes and do other tasks that pioneers did. Many dedicated volunteers from the Heritage Society and the local community help to make this happen. It’s truly what our mission is all about, preserving and sharing the gift of local history with the next generation of pioneers. The most obvious project you will see this year is the completed addition of the Larson cabin at the south end of the park. Old Settlers and Heritage volunteers have worked together countless hours to get everything from the foundation up to the roof restored. The cabin has a Hunters theme. And of course, our green thumb volunteers are constantly tending flowers, watering and winning the all out war with weeds. If you visit the cabins during the Old Settlers Picnic, you will have an opportunity to meet many of our 150 members of the Ferndale Heritage Society that host the cabins during this weekend. Members wear period costumes and tell the history of the cabin they are hosting. Upcoming events for 2010 include the Mystery Dinner Theater, in September, and our Olde Fashioned Christmas (OFC) event in the park will be December 3rd, through the 5th. The OFC event includes tours of the decorated cabins with costumed tour guides, horse drawn wagon rides, refreshments, music, and hands-on crafts for children to make in the cabins. The Ferndale Heritage Society is open to everyone and is a great place to make new friends. The Ferndale Heritage Society meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month at the Tillicum House in Pioneer Park at 7 p.m. Meetings include a program speaker and great refreshments. The Log Cabin Church and the Tillicum House located in Pioneer Park can be rented to the public for special events. Guided tours of Pioneer Park and the Gift Shop take place from May 15 to September 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. For more information call Pioneer Park at 3846461. Check us out at our new website http:/www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com or email us at park@ferndaleheritagesociety.com. We look forward to meeting you. Congratulations Old Settlers on 115 years! Linda Mooney 2010 President

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Their connection to the Whatcom Old Settlers Association dates back much further. Donna’s grandparents, HK and Georgia Russell, owned a farm out on Barrett Lake. A small cabin on this farm now stands at Pioneer Park, known as the Barrett Log Cabin. The Pollmans became connected with the Old Settlers Picnic celebrations after the Barrett Cabin was moved to Pioneer Park. In 1993, Donna joined with Louise Sager, Shirley Durham and Diana Weden to form the Fern-

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dale Heritage Society. The society curates the artifacts in the cabins at Pioneer Park, which are owned by the Whatcom Old Settlers’ Association. In 1999, Walt and Donna retired from the drug store business after 40 years. In 2007, they chose to restore the upper floor of the Parker House at Pioneer Park into a drug store museum. “We wanted to honor the

Mom and Pop stores of our era that are rapidly disappearing in the United States,” Donna said. One of these artifacts, she said, is the original brass cash register from Ferndale drug, dated all the way back to 1923. “We feel honored and proud to have been able to serve and be part of this wonderful community for these many years,” Donna said.

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1972 Barbara Barquist Rusti Elefson Garry Hummer Reo Lanham Marrisa McCauley Stacy Oxford Jeff Roddel Julie Suchy Treva Wood Kylie Dillon Alcasid Donald Baker

1973 Matt Berger Bobby Brillowsky Robert Brillowsky Lynda Brillowsky Michelle Cherry Ryan Christensen Billy Dooley Cindy Gilliam Tom Holland Sue Holland Joe Lupo Peggy Lupo Siranne Magnnsson Tate Pazaski Marion Pride Van W Richard Karen Smith Fran Yetter Cletus Abshire

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1974 Jarid M. Corbitt Terre DePassquale Terry Fitzgerald Rita Gollen Shanon Holleman Fran Hoppman Robin Imhof Jesse Lemley Ed Lucas Jenessa Lucas Aaron McCain Connie McKay Brick D. Oxford Brian Pankratz Victor Pankratz Tanya Roddel Pazaski Holly Pike Katy Radder Diana Keast Smith Eileen Sobjack Susan Summers Wes VanDeMark Nancy VanDeMark Shawna Walton Ryan Brink Carol Briscoe

1975 Patricia Cornelsen Rodney W. DeMent George Dooley Madeline Ecalbarger Bob Hollister Karen Nicolaas Delaine Pankratz Adam Prince Jennifer Rustand Roddel Marilynn Sams T.J. Wiemer Jan Dooley Wilson Susie Altene Anderson Janice Bethman

1976

Rod Christensen Robert Eddy Karen M. Finkbonner Curtis Frazer April Mazza Gossett Josh Hardy Beth Hensley Christina Holland Jerry Janeway Timmy Jordan Frank Juntunen B.C. Landis Ben Mount Punky Oxford Gary Patterson Mary Richards Petronella Stogin Ben Allbaugh Tony Birdsall

1977 Kimberlee Cruz Barbara Curtis Jack Gardner Jean Gardner Hans Huisman Steve Lydolph Justin Reilly Jim Saur Dennis Stogin Travis G. Thomas Kelly Thompson Chris Thompson Tana Kelton Tjoelker Michael VanderWoude Therese Williams Christine Burke Kristi Carter Laurel Taylor Dews

1978 Joe Hemphill Mary Johnson Virginia Kempinsky Jason Lewis Tim McCullough

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1979 Tammy Crosby Joe Curtright

Beverly Donovan Larry Felvarg Nathan Gooding Karri Huisman Delpha Johnson James Johnson Darlene Johnson Jane Lowrey Barry Oxford Jr Bethany Pellerin Andy Perkowski Brandon Pike JD Pullman Ellie Pullman Vikki Pullman Phillip Radder Julie Traber Chad Williams John Bailey Gina Brester

1980 Jennifer Brudwick

Nicole Byers Bob Cameron Jan Canavan Anatia Combs Misty Curtright Adam Curtright John Forbes Cathy Forbes Justin French Rhonda Husom Judy Lewis Tiffany A. Thomas McNutt Lisa Miranda Marion Pride Chassidy Parmenter Lea Russell Marci Wightman Pam Wood Erin Unick York Kina Loft Dodge Becky Hoelzle

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Phil Johnson Shirley Ogilvie Tiffany Prasad Meghan Reilly Patti Tucker Mitch Boyd Angela Burgess Nancy Campos Jaime L. Thomas Corbitt Cristen Curtright Jamie Ford Ryan Garr Patti Hoelzle Patricia Hoelzle Eric Kelton Erica La Plant Michelle Cohoe Lewis Bryce Oxford Kelly Gustafson Padilla Shelsea Voigt Patricia Donovan Werner Mikael Apana Amy Howell Ashby

1983 Mindy Bulger Kathy Chasteen Katie Curtright Michael Elmer Joe Erickson Shonie Hannah Taryn Jensen Kathleen Ortman Katie Pessl Dylan Poster Brian Poster Mary Rodriguez Kendra Souriau Sara Howell Williams Alan Bailey Elizabeth A. DeMent

1984 Erin Donnelly Stefani Erickson Shannon Gardiner

Sarah Gooding Linda Lehman Tina Mauler Dena McAlpine Kasi Oxford Aileen Powell Gene Watson Jean Watson Barb Watson Christine Cagey Jeff Gunter

1985 Jane Hoffman Jenna Lower Chad Nolan Tyler Poster Bill Prince Kyle Prince Michelle Parmenter Jared Reilly Deborah Stevens Bobbi Virta Bill Cherry Teresa Davenport

1986 Tina Goldston Hali Harkleroad Sarah Koehler Marty Lemaster Tallie Leppala Lisa Lockwood Marcus Todd Jenna Pullman Westergreen Leonard Wilson Aubree Zapien David Birdsall Davy Bulger

1987 Chad Ecalbarger Julianne Higham Diane Koestlin Kim Leifheit Joel Leppala Bill Monroe

Andrea Monroe Larry White Shannon Andrews Ann Cline

1988 Lillie Culbertson Erica Dahl Heather Deming Michael Fitzgerald Kerri Hand Rachel Iveison Valerie James John Leppala Sara O’Connor Matt Sweet Kelly Abbott Dan Brinkman

1989 Whitney Burns Michael Cherochak Lucas Griest Jenna Hansen Diane Hight Leila Nolan Gavin Norton James D. Pullman Lewis Robers Toni Segerman DeAnna Van Dyk Tyler Wiemer Mychael Cherochak Ryan Eastwood

1990 John Hansen Chuck Nelson Denise Sayles Wolfgang Shalager Angelika Shalager Kayla Solari Alicia Stoecki Kirstyn Brinkman Sarah Burns

1991 Stephan Davenport

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Outhouse: the newest addition

The Whatcom Old Settlers Association features a cabin every year at the annual Old Settlers Picnic. This year, however, will be a little different. One could call it a featured “outhouse” instead. That fact does not detract from its historical relevance. Back in 1935, on the order of President Franklin Roosevelt, the Works Progress Administration, later renamed the Works Projects Administration, was created to bring large numbers of unemployed citizens back to work during the Great Depression. Their job: to build and oversee different public works projects, from parks, bridges to schools. In this case, the task was to build outhouses. Whatcom Old Settlers museum curator Fred Sutcliffe said these outhouses were built for two primary reasons. “One, to provide employment for the people during the

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Depression,” Sutcliffe said. “Two, to improve the sanitation in the rural areas in the United States.” He said the projects cost between $25 and $35 each to build. They were constructed with a concrete base and throat, with a lid that raised up when the user opened the door. Each outhouse featured a ventilation system. “It was a vast improvement over the crude ones that were just built over a hole,” Sutcliffe said. Many farmers and history buffs keep the outhouses around as historical keepsakes. This particular outhouse came from Lummi Shore Road, and was donated by Bob & Shirley Bezona. The outhouse was brought to Ferndale from that location three or four years ago, Sutcliffe said. The Whatcom Old Settlers needed to feature a cabin for this year’s Old Settler’s Picnic and, that this one was one of their last options at this point. “It’s one of the last of the houses down there, so either we get more houses or we think of something else,” Sutcliffe said. That “something else” was the outhouse. He said last year the featured cabin was Larson House, which will also be open to the public this year.

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The Cabins of Pioneer Park

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9. Jenni House, 1873

2. The Church, 1876

10. Lopas House, 1879

3. The Granary, 1887

11. Barrett House, 1874

4. Foster House, 1895

12. Holeman Home, 1890

5. Shields House, 1885

13. Barr Barn, Circa 1880

6. Parker House, 1879

14. Lynden Jail, Circa 1880

7. Grandview House, 1877

15. Larson House, Circa 1893

8. Van Buren Post Office, 1891

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OLD SETTLER BADGE COLORS Indicate years of residence in Whatcom County

The following are Whatcom County Old Settlers’ Association Badges and Chinook Translations: RED (1 through 20 years) AQUA (71 through 80 years)

“CheChako,” a newcomer WHITE (21 through 30 years) “Seahm,” high class or rich person BLUE (31 through 40 years) “Tillicum,” a good friend GREEN (41 through 50 years) “Nika Chako Hyas Ankuttee,” an early settler GOLD (51 through 60 years) “Nika Hyas Tillicum,” an old friend

PURPLE & GOLD

(61 through 70 years) “Neski Allup Copa Clakta,” we came first

“Nika Hallo Chichako,” I am not a Newcomer

RED, WHITE & BLUE

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WHATCOM COUNTY OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION PIONEER PARK MEMORIAL FUND We gratefully acknowledge your contribution to the Whatcom County Old Settlers’ Association Pioneer Park Memorial Fund. Your thoughtfulness will aid in the preservation of Pioneer park.

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Kurt Hanson Jr. Katie Imhof Kevin Iveison Odinn Johannesson Michele Kempinsky Amy Koning Dan Sorenson Hilleary Sorenson Marianne M. Uhrig Teresa Bird Christopher Burke

1992 Kendall Cornelsen Jake Dunn Dylan Eastwood Mary Hancoch Kim Hancoch Tuesday Hanson Amy Klimp Shayla Lucas Marissa Morse Breawna Arestad Ruth Ashe

1993 Lance Ballard Chris Cherry Cody Davenport Levi Depew Altina Finkbonner Justin Goldston Eric Harksell Patrick Imhof Michael Jay Jennifer Kempinsky Mary LeDonne Jessica Leppala Ayla McKay Taylor Prince Steven Rauch Danny Anderson Chris Covert Bowlds

1994 Debi Covert Bowlds Marg Branard

Wyatt Dunn Baily Eastwood Allison Hand Tara Hanson Chad Hunt Daniel Imhof Judy Kelsey Linda Mooney Bruce Mooney Cari Moyes Austin Nolan Kiana Nolan Kevin Parmenter Joe Schiavone Wilson J. Troxel Ellen K. Uhrig Tori Wiemer Torin Bulger Brian Curtis

1995 TJ Hall Chotoo Hasham Troy Jones Mary Kahle Colt Kempinsky Kaycee Larson Rowena Lucia Klinton Maassen Kyle Maassen Lindsey Powell Sarah Satre Jeff Tompson Corbin Bliss Troxel Matthew Werner Sara Winger Terrisa Buchholz Tamara Cantu Rebecca D.

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OLD SETTLERS GRAND PARADE WINNERS 2009 ANTIQUE CARS:

1st - Lee Burgess 23 Model T 2nd - Doug Meyer & Ferndale Chamber 48 Dodge 3rd - Gerald Metzger 27 Model T Honorable Mention - Masonic Lodge & Evergreen Rainbow

CLASSIC CARS:

1st - Jim Chevalier 55 Chevy 2nd - Michelle Luke 50 Oldsmobile 3rd - Jan Boykin 67 Mustang 4th - Elsa Ochoa Finkbonner 55 Chevy Honorable Mention - Chris Howell, Gracelyn, Doug & Kailyn

DECORATED VEHICLE: 1st - Pooch Palace 2nd - Boy Scout Troop # 26 3rd -Ron Willand

ANTIQUE TRUCK: 1st - Andy Ochoa 52 Chevy 2nd - Jim Lunde 23 Model T 3rd - Dwaine Engler 25 Model T Honorable Mention-Pearson Construction 27 Chevy

YOUTH ORGANIZATION: 1st - Parents for Youth Sports 2nd - Cub Scout Pack 26 3rd - U.S. Taekwondo Academy

FLOATS: 1st - Bobby Brillowsky 2nd - Bellingham High School Alumni Band 3rd - North Coast Credit Union 4th - Mrs. Washington Float Honorable Mention-Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

CONOCO PHILLIPS TROPHY Heritage Society

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SPIRIT TROPHY Pioneer Meadows Montessori School

ANTIQUE MACHINERY: 1st - Vern King 52 Allis Chalmers 2nd - Vern King 50 Allis Chalmers 3rd - Ken Sager 48 John Deere Honorable Mention-Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Assoc.

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Maya Monroe Cole Nelson Riley Nelson Anne Strickland Nichila Traber Shelly Waynetska Kelcy Wilkie Leah Bowd Alan Bowd 1997 Karen Bowd Lauren Bowd Rachael Burke Brant Edmonds Barbara Griffin Chris Hall Elizabeth Hand Emily Harting Terri Harvey Tim Harvey Wynter Holleman Misty Hughes Brooke Imhof Jim Kahle Aremi Mac Donald Nicole Morgan Forrest Pederson Hunter Pike Melissa Rauch Bertha Reta Jolee Russell Victoria Sanders Jim Sandusky Natasha Sandusky Tami Sandusky Larry Schumacher Austin Wasisco Melvin Benham George Bertschen

1998 Cathy Bertschen Jenni Bryant Jayme Crosby Katrina Foster

Sheila Kelly Kelly Kurtz Dotty Luce David Mireault Peg Nicolaas Vern Norton Lynne Norton Emily Pegel Judyth Rain Walker Jim Shanahan Jacob Sorenson Winter Spurling Larry Tingley Whitney Wilder Julia Wood Jazlyn Ahrens Jamie Allen 1999 Bryce N. Allen Clayton Dunn Russ Gregor Noah Hall Andrew Hansen Daniely Hensley Aly Jackson Gage Jensen Levi Lucas Kevin McLaren Kathleen Morris Marietta Nichols Allison O’Neill Patrick O’Neill Keagan O’Neill Jean Ogilvie Maharani Prasad Arthur Robertson Kimiko Uemura David Vanewagas-Lytle Drew Westford Austin Allen Darrell Arnold

2000 Juliana Eschen Burnett Ole James Cruz

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Ellie Elefson Gader Fox Meghan Harting Victorie Hughes Riley Hunt Brock Pike Susan Shaw Zachary Sorenson Heidi Watson Ruby Watson Daryl A. Ziemann Fred Atchity Jan Atchity Cole Burgoyne

Jamie Mason Samuel Mathews Candace McCain Jenna McCauley Samantha Ogilvie Alexandra Ogilvie Aidan Jeffrey Roddel Greta Suchy Ashley Rhea Thomas Andrea Wollens Jack Wollens Malachi Wonder Rose Bergland Jacob Buchholz

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Magan Cantu Cheryl Crazy Bull Taylor Curtright Emma Deubler Damian Gossett Megan Hall Lucas Hawley Ron Hensley Pauline Humner Michael James Maia Jensen Brendan Jensen Shirley Short Serena Short Sophie Short Brett Westford Peter Wood Andre Bailey Christina Brillowsky

Xander Castleberry Marcus Christion Dylan Conour Juanita Coolidge Cristin Curtright Ava Garfield Dante Gooding Angelica Gray Grace Haugness Kathy Hopkins Anna Jensen Dennis Kroll Tana Kroll Kristine Lemley Tracy Murphy Maddux Dylan Morgan Veronica Oxford David Quillen Claire Wiemer Lynn Wilkinson James Aiken Ben Billings

2002 Anne Cushing Adeline Deubler Paylon Elefson Scott Hardie Eve Hartz Keyna Holleman Ian King Cynthia Ripke Kutsagoitz Taylor Lupo 48

2004 Jenny Cherry Myra Cruz Mackenzie Curtright Jonah Deubler Lily Layne Eastwood Tatum Fox

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Jack Hall Lily Hoban Tina Hoban Jordon Mason Jacob Mason Edna Masters David McAnany Ellen McAnany Barry Oxford III Geoff Peterson Monica Ripple Brianna Ripple

Barbara Siemion Kathy Steele Jim Steele Tylar Talman Sandi Thiegssen Lawrence Thiessen Jacob Voigt Justin Allbaugh James Amend

2005 Norine Amend Vlad Antonov

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Gerilynn Waites Boyd Wells Cameson Wells Kylee Wells Izabelle Wells Brayden Westergreen Maddigan Adams Grady Adams 2008 Carter Allbaugh Kailyn Ashby Jacob Curtright Scott Hacke Ron Houtsma Diane Houtsma Philip Huffines Maria Huffines Jan Kingsborough Kyle Kingsborough Cindy Leffel Jim Leffel Mason Leppala Breanna Oxford Liam Pardee Susanne Smith Michael Smith Kamryn Talman Cole Voigt Katherine Volk Alexander M. Werner Gracelyn Williams Holli Asher Brian Beadle

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Old Settler’s Days celebrates-Volunteers throughout the years If there’s one thing that Ferndale is known for is volunteering. Volunteers spend time at the food bank, working in the parks, cleaning up the city and just about everywhere you look someone is donating time and energy to a person, place or event. In recognition of all the volunteers at Pioneer Park and events, this year’s Old Settler’s Days festivities is honoring volunteers throughout the years. The list of volunteers is long- so long it is nearly impossible to list everyone and not leave out someone’s name. According to Steve Leibrant, current president of the Whatcom Old Settlers Association, there are members of the Old Settlers Association, the Heritage Society and countless members of the community who volunteer in many capacities to maintain the park as well as organize and work at the Old Settlers Days events. “The celebration itself is all due to the hard work of the volunteers each year,” he said. According to Leibrant, two of the hard working volunteers, Walt and Donna Pollman were nominated as Grand Marshals this year. They were both man and woman of the year and are go-getters, he added. Member Nancy Riley nominated the Pollmans and they were enthusiastically given this year’s honor by the trustees with a unanimous decision. Leibrant accepted his two-year term as president of the Whatcom Old Settlers Association in November 2009 following Don Imhof’s term and said that he has already relied heavily on the ideas, time and energy of the volunteers. Everything boils down to the volunteers he said. With his own involvement volunteering at Pioneer Park doing needed work and helping with events throughout the past 10 to 15 years, Leibrant said it is the energy, enthusiasm and camaraderie of all the volunteers that should be applauded. Now as president it is those people who make his job easier. “I work on getting the permits and arrangements needed for contracts, the liquor license and things like that,” Leibrant said, “But it’s the volunteers who make it all happen.” There are a lot of behind the scenes work that needs to be done before kicking off the event. Obtaining a city permit and a liquor license, renting the high school cafeteria for the bathroom use where the parade lines up, making garbage contract arrangements and meeting with the mayor to secure and hire adequate law enforcement for the parade

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and dance are just a few things Leibrant’s role dictates as his responsibility. The cost of the event is a concern, he said. “It’s getting expensive, and there’s not a lot of money coming in,” Leibrant said. Along with the expense of permits and contracted services, Leibrant said the entertainment takes a big portion of the money. The event is free and Leibrant said it should remain that way. Money is raised by visitors buying a ribbon and signing up to get their name in next year’s book for $3. This helps to cover the cost of the current event, the permits, the books and entertainment as well as hopefully starting a cushion for next year. There are also corporate sponsors who help with a larger amount of the money needed. “If there is any extra money it goes into the park to re-do cabins,” Leibrant said. The Larsen Barn, dedicated to Fred Sutcliff who works tirelessly on the structure, currently needs supplies and they are hoping to get some extra money to put aside for that. “Kim Fox is in charge of finding the entertainment and that is a tough job because that is something that changes every year,” Leibrant said. Along with musical performances by the Pop-Offs, Reminisce, Hells Bells, Summer Night Pops in the Park, the Bellingham Alumni Band, Double Wide and the Rocky Vasalino show, there are some new things to draw the crowds this year including an impressive number of 39 vendors and a motorcycle show. The annual car show will be set up in the Central Elementary School playground on Saturday followed by the first-time bike show on Sunday. “The car show started out with a few cars and now they fill the whole field, and we’re hoping the motorcycle show will grow over the years also,” Leibrant said. Leibrant, who has spent 34 years as a fabricator at Reinke’s in Ferndale said he would like to thank all of the people that have helped all year long and on this event. The Heritage Society, the Old Settler’s Association, city hall, the public works and police departments have made my first year easy and of them next year will be a breeze, he said. “To all the volunteers throughout theyears, thank you,” Leibrant said.

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