Sarah Ball

Sarah Ball

While the Hinman brothers were busy developing the town of Clinton, a 51-year-old widow named Sarah Ann Eldridge Taylor Ball was busy creating an exceptional farm by homesteading 160 acres about two miles inland, overlooking Deer Lake. It is estimated that about 12...
Booming Logs

Booming Logs

These two photos, taken in about 1901, are from Mabel Anthes’ photo album. The first one shows her father, Jacob Anthes, (founder of Langley) booming logs, and the other one was likely taken at a picnic outing, possibly in Holmes Harbor. It is unclear if the man...

The Ed & Eva Hellman Family

Skyrockets were exploding all over the place during the wedding of Howard Hellman and Lillian Bodin. The bridegroom had spent his last five dollars on the marriage license. Their wedding presents included a cow, a turkey gobbler, and six turkey hens. Their first home...

The Mackie Clan

It is not stretching facts too much to say that one of the reasons Maxwelton was founded was because Peter Mackie’s cow was determined to go to the University of Washington in the summer of 1905. “Bossy” wasn’t interested in education, but was...