A number of Salkum people visited Yakima Park Sunday, July 21st. They stated that the park is nice and green, and since it is higher on the mountain, the view is much more extensive and vary impressive. Among those making the trip Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Talbott of Chehalis; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Talbott and children of Salkum; Mrs. Mark Carew, jack Gershick and Mrs. Julia Gershick, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gershick and children and Kenneth Schoonover.

Mr. and Mrs. James McDaniel and children have returned to Salkum to reside, after having spent some time at Ashford, where Mr. McDaniel was employed. Mr. and Mrs. James McDaniel, Mrs. Carter McDaniel and son Van spent the week edn on a camping trip to Spirit Lake. The road to the is in excellent condition, and camping facilities were good. However the rain dampened the outing somewhat.

The state highway department has painted the white and yellow traffice lines on the National park highway No 5.

The Salkum Garden club will hold its meeting this Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Louise Core in Silver Creek, with Mrs. Core and Mrs. Magnus Hill as hostesses. The meeting will start promptly at 1:30 p. m. The change of meeting place was made necessary by the inclement weather.

Salkum was made headquarters for the Seattle Construction crew in charge of the construction of the new Bonneville branch line to Eastern Lewis county, from Napavine to Packwood. The PUD secured the right-of-way last spring which in this vicinity, parallels the National park highway, one mile north of Salkum. We understand that service will begin about December 1st. to the vast number of patrons on the new line.

Source: The Advocate, 1 August 1940, page 11. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, Washington 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester