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Historical Society to show wildflower slides from 50s-60s

Showing of Trout Lake area wildflowers takes place June 26.

The West Klickitat Co. Historical Society will have a showing of slides of wildflowers photographed in the 1950s and 60s in the Trout Lake area.

Myrtle Overbaugh, the photographer, was a benefactor of the Historical Society.

The showing will take place at 7 p.m. on June 26 at the White Salmon Community Library.

Terry Trantow and George Ward, members of the Board of Trustees, will be presenting the slides.

Myrtle and her husband, Bob Overbaugh, worked as Forest Guards for the Columbia National Forest, now known as the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. They lived in Trout Lake for many years. Among the collection of her slides are photographs of wild flowers, Native Americans and the Columbia River. A slide of the Columbia River before Bonneville Dam that was photographed and tinted by Myrtle Overbaugh appears on the Historical Society's website.

For more information about the West Klickitat County Historical Society, Gorge Heritage Museum and membership in the Historical Society, please call the Museum at 492-3228; Janet Holen at 493-2335, Terry Trantow at 493-3111 or e-mail The website is found at


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