75 years ago
August 15, 1944
Private Elmer Ylinen, husband of Mrs. Emma Ylinen of South Chehalis Street in Aberdeen, is with the military police at the Clarinda, Iowa prison camp. He entered the service in November, 1942, and was stationed with a service command unit at Camp Adair, Oregon, until several months ago when he was transferred to a military police school in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Private Ylinen was employed at Donovan’s mill in civilian life.
August 16, 1944
Pvt. Jeff A. Tesreau, former Western Washington College athlete, was killed in action in Normandy June 23, the war department notified his wife today.
An instructor at the Hoquiam Junior high school where he also was coach of the “B” football team, Tesreau had been in the service less than a year.
While on Grays Harbor Tesreau swept all golf championships at the Highland and Grays Harbor County club for several years.
50 years ago
August 15, 1969
Near Ocean Shores, where tourists daily venture forth from condominiums in search of 61 kinds of fun, a pipe-puffing professor is sifting sand, searching for clues that might reveal when man first came to the coast of Washington.
When and how these prehistoric Harborites arrived are questions that still lack answers. But the anthropologists say one thing is certain: “Evidence to date indicates that these coastal Indian people of the Olympic Peninsula had a highly developed culture at least 2,000 years ago, and probably for a much longer period of time.”
The speaker was Dr. Richard Daughterty, the Washington State University professor of anthropology who is hunting for artifacts of prehistoric man in the vicinity of the Minard Ranch at Oyehut.
Born and raised in Aberdeen, Prof. Daughterty discovered the Marmes Man site in Eastern Washington, which yielded human remains judged to be 10,000 years old. Yesterday he briefed Hoquiam Rotarians on the results of his preliminary excavation work at the Minard site.
August 16, 1969
Saturday, no newspaper published
25 years ago
August 15, 1994
Fair weather, plus excellent entertainment, made a record number of friends for the Grays Harbor County Fair which ended Saturday.
With five days of flawless skies, the fair attracted 53,298 people, 4,751 more than last year’s total.
The biggest attendance day was Saturday, and about 4,000 of the 15,622 fairgoers packed the Pavilion for a sold out show by hot young country music star, Tim McGraw.
August 16, 1994
Gig Harbor real estate developer Bill Fisher believes that if he builds quality homes on Grays Harbor, buyers will come.
He’s hoping that Harborites will consider Sunrise Estates part of their American dream.
Fisher, 44, is building a new housing development on 33 acres of property just west of Montesano on Clemons Road.
The first three houses are complete or near complete and have been on the market for the past few weeks.
The asking prices range from $113,500 to $138,900, according to realtor Chuck Caldwell of Montesano.
Fisher has preliminary approval for the county to develop 20 or so additional homes in the neighborhood.
Eventually, his ambition is to build as many as 60 houses on the parcel, making it the largest housing development to be built outside the city limits.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom