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Burn Ban Starts June 1

Lyle News for May 29

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Not a lot of news this quiet wet weekend. But we were notified by the fire department that the burn ban will go into effect on June 1. So, if you still have debris that you need to burn you have only this week to get it done.

The Lyle Hotel will be hosting a "Syncline Winery" Wine Dinner this Saturday evening, May 31, at 6:30. If you want to make reservations or have questions call the Lyle Hotel at 365-5953. There will be a live flamenco guitar performance there on Saturday, June 7.

Soon it will be the big day for The 13 mile+ yard sale, June 14 and 15. This year, there will be about 18 sales in the Lyle Community with many of them taking place in the Lyle Park Place. The museum will be open that day also and for the month of July it will be open one night a week.

The Song of the Rivers: (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell): :III THE FIRST 'LYLE' -- It is said, by Frank Lyle, one of his living sons in the Laurel community that another white man, James W. Williamson, was then living at Klickitat Landing with the Indian tribe, and it was from Mr. Williamson that James O. Lyle bought the land upon which he built his home. However, little else can be discovered about James W. Williamson, other than that he later served for one month as the first post master of Klickitat Landing."

"As the settlement grew, permission was sought from the U.S. Post Office Department for installing a post office to handle the settlers' mail. In 1876, the first post office was established in Klickitat Landing and as said, Mr. Williamson served for one month as postmaster before turning the job over to James O. Lyle. That first post office was located in the Lyle home according to Bill White who tore down the ancient structure."

"Meanwhile, as trading was done by riverboat, several of the first settlers erected buildings along the riverbank on the Columbia, near where the Tim Wall resident now stands. A dock was built, and later a ferry landing."

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.

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