Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sumas Historical Society Meeting at 7:00 - Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Sumas Senior Center

Just a reminder that the next Sumas Historical Society Meeting is at 7:00 p.m.  next Thursday, April 28th, 2016.  Looking forward to seeing you there.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Roger and Company Millinery Shop Opening in Sumas - 1910


This is a beautiful advertising postcard announces the newly opening Roger and Company Millinery Shop in Sumas, WA.  The shop celebrated it's opening March 16, 1910. This card was sent to Russ Lambert's wife, Carrie and was postmarked March 15, 1910.

Picture 1
 Posted with permission from Mary Lou Yurovchak Jones Collection.
Front side of the postcard.

Picture 2
Posted with permission from Mary Lou Yurovchak Jones's collection.  
reverse side of the postcard.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Playground at Sumas Grade School - 1963

Who remembers playing at the playground at the Sumas Grade School?  Recess was such a special time to enjoy the sunshine and to hang out with our classmates. Of course, I remember enjoying visiting our favorite playground monitor,  Mrs. Straka.

Picture 1
 Sumas News , September 12, 1963
Posted with permission from the Betty Snyder Collection.

Sumas Roundup presentation given to the Whatcom Historical Society. March 11, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cigar factory in Sumas - 1929

This is an intriguing article announcing the opening of a Cigar Factory in Sumas, WA.   It would be interesting to find out if this business venture was successful.  Soon afterward, the depression struck our country and impacted many business.  Whether or not the cigar factory survived is not known. 

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Sumas News, Sept 20, 1929

Look for another posting tomorrow as I have much to share about Sumas history.