Alice Alexander

BACK WHEN: Readers share memories of smelt dipping

MANY READERS COMMENTED on the December “Picture from the Past” and they all knew that the people in the photo were smelt dipping. The area… Continue reading

Blackout ordered after attack

Like most of the U.S. mainland on Dec. 7, 1941, Port Angeles was left in the dark by the authorities. Officials wanted… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Memories sparse for old Rayonier Mill clock

NO ONE RECOGNIZED the October “Picture from the Past” as the old Rayonier Mill clock, so I started calling those who had worked at the… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: How a Sequim church transformed into a playhouse

SEVERAL PEOPLE RECOGNIZED the October Picture from the Past as the old Methodist Church on Sequim Avenue and Fir Street. The photo was taken sometime… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Forks residents remember burned building

After recognizing the old IOOF building in Forks, residents share times had there.

BACK WHEN: Generations of graduates remember Lincoln School in Port Angeles

Readers share their memories of Lincoln School, including what teachers they had.

BACK WHEN: July picture from the past goes unrecognized

No one recognized the children in the July Picture from the Past. They were Linda Lee Britton as 1955 Miss Liberty and Charles “Chuck” Dryke Jr. as Uncle Sam. The photo was taken in 1955 in the Elks Club lodge room.

A day that will live in Peninsula history: FDR came to visit

PORT ANGELES — Excitement radiated throughout Port Angeles as plans were formulated for the presidential visit. North Olympic Peninsula residents, isolated from metropolitan areas, did… Continue reading