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Come Early, Stay Late For Sales

Lyle News for June 5

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Condolences go to the family of Maude Gibbs who passed away on Friday after several months of illness. Maude, who was 98, had made her home at A & G Adult Foster Home in Lyle for the last seven years and will be missed by all who knew her.

The Sundowners spent several days last week at the SW Washington Funfest at Lacey. They served breakfast Wednesday morning to about 180 people with the help of the Twin City Rovers. All enjoyed the beanbag baseball tournament, with Evie Frenchman on the winning team. Eileen Brashers got the top score in women for the eight other games they played winning a nice cedar bird house. Some did a little geocaching going and coming and a good time was had by all.

The 13 Mile+ yard sale is set for June 14 and 15, with many sales setting up at Lyle Park Place. Come early and stay late in Lyle, as of course the best buys will be there! The Twin Bridges Museum will be open then, and for the month of July it will be open one night a week. To learn more about the museum and the yard sale read the excellent article in the current Ruralite.

The Song of the Rivers: (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell): "III THE FIRST 'LYLE' -- In 1893, Kamma Sorensen Clark and her two sisters and one brother arrived from Copenhagen, Denmark. The oldest of these was Henrietta, who had married John Kure in Copenhagen. In 1914 the Kure's built the old Riverside Hotel, which later burned. Next was Van who married Edith Clark, and whose son Kenneth formerly operated Sorensen's Cash Grocery in a building built and operated by the early day Tol Brothers."

"Kamma married the late Byrd J. Clark, an early settler also related to the Sorensen family. A second sister Alrona, was married several times. Van died in the late forties, and Henrietta died at 95, was married to Oscar Morgren of Hood River."

"According to Kamma Clark, the post office was located, at the time of the sisters' arrival in (1893), in the house now owned and remodeled by the Earnest Hamiltons. The name of the settlement had been changed from Klickitat Landing to 'Lyle,' in honor of James O. Lyle who in reality founded the settlement. The postmaster at that time was Mrs. Edith Hensel, who lived in the same house. Old documents later found on the Henry Leis property refer to that post office site as the location of Lyle."

They told me I was gullible, and I believed them.

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