Alice Alexander

Former bowling alley now a music store

SEVERAL PEOPLE RECOGNIZED the August picture from the past as the East First building that once housed Port Angeles Recreation, which was home to a… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Music center, and its teacher, remembered fondly

SEVERAL PEOPLE RECOGNIZED the July picture from the past as Smock Music Center at 625 E. Front St. The building was built in 1929, but… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Port Angeles residents share memories of now-vacant building

SEVERAL PEOPLE RECOGNIZED the June picture from the past as the old Salvation Army building on Front Street near Lincoln Street. The old brick building… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Lincoln Street buildings come and go

A FEW READERS recognized the Arctic Meat Market in the May photo of the month. The photo shows Arden Farms and the Arctic Meat Market… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: April mystery photo eludes Clallam community

NO ONE RECOGNIZED the April Picture from the Past. There were several guesses that it might be Camp Hayden, but it is the Makah Air… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Former Silver Sands Resort remembered fondly

THERE WERE MANY people who recognized the March picture from the past as the Silver Sands Resort at the corner of Whitefeather and West Sequim… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Readers remember Fairview Grocery

THERE WERE SEVERAL responses to the February picture from the past, which was the Fairview Grocery and Service Station. The store was at the corner… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Few share memories of the ‘Hardware Dress’

THREE PEOPLE RESPONDED to the January “Photo from the Past,” which was the Hardware Dress, made to advertise Willson Hardware. R.D. Willson established Willson Hardware… Continue reading

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