E-mail from Cheryl
Facts from the past gleaned from the Moses Lake Herald, Columbia Basin Herald and The Neppel Record by Cheryl (Driggs) Elkins:
From the Moses Lake Herald on Aug. 29, 1941:
Dennis Note: Yes, the paper spelled it Sunnyslope in 1941. Read on.
-Fred Cordell and family are moving from the Jones Ranch to Sunnyslope.
-Bud Galloway and Newlan made a business trip to Spokane Friday. Newlan will stay in Spokane where he has secured a position in the office of the Consolidated Freight Co.
-Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Beasley called on the S.W. Wilkins family Sunday. Mr. Beasley has been transferred to the Friant Dam in California and plans to move his family down there soon.
-Mr. and Mrs. Collier and Mr. and Mrs. Easter of Packwood, Washington, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller, while they visited the Grand Coulee Dam.
Real estate improves
The farm real estate market has shown such an improvement during the past year that for the first time since 1941 the Federal Land Banks are holding less than one hundred million dollars’ worth of farms, most of which they have had to take over during the last seven years.
News from Frenchman Hill
-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Perry and children of Corfu were Saturday night visitors at the W.G. Harris home.
-C. Richardson, who has been working in the harvest near Lind, returned to the E.J. Barnes cattle ranch Monday.
-Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harris and son were Sunday visitors at the E.J. Barnes home in Lind.
-Vtrnard Gabbart of Mae was a business caller at the W.G. Harris home Monday.
-Jesse Harris and Ed Robbins took in the boat races and carnival at Moses Lake Sunday.
-Bill Goodwin and son, Bob, came down to get some of his cattle which Jesse Harris has been pasturing.
Grant and Adams county briefs
A well-known visitor to Soap Lake who bears the reputation of being one of the most respected and honored in his profession, is paying Soap Lake his annual visit this week. Judge James T. Lawler of Seattle is the guest and friends are glad to welcome him back. Judge Lawler, who regularly spends two or three weeks here each summer, is taking full advantage of the sunshine and lake, and is a real booster for Soap Lake. The community is proud to have such an honored personage among its guests.
Grand Coulee Dam will be host to 200 delegates of the Northwest Public Ownership League who will attend the national convention in Tacoma. The party will be made up of men and women from all parts of the United States.
Forty Congregational Christian Endeavor delegates of the Pacific Northwest conference, which just concluded their convention at Odessa, Wash., were guests of the Bureau of Reclamation last week and were escorted through the powerhouse by government guides.
CBI is completing the railroad to the west powerhouse and is also the highway.