John McNutt

Gravestone of Roy B. Moore. (John McNutt/for Peninsula Daily News)

BACK WHEN: Crime drama holds Clallam rapt

WHEN YOU WALK around a cemetery, you will see many granite and brass grave markers. Most of them simply give a person’s name, a date… Continue reading

 

The Winona at Ocean Station NAN in November 1969.

BACK WHEN: Keeping Coast Guard stories alive

WE ALL HAVE memories and stories from our lives. Family, work and friends all build into our personal stories. Part of the purpose of my… Continue reading

 

Roscoe and Ethel Murrow

BACK WHEN: Murrow family moves past devastating events

MANY PEOPLE GO through events in their lives that can be devastating. How many times have we seen families ruined because someone will not let… Continue reading

 

The painting of Port Angeles, its harbor and the Olympic Mountains by Count Johan Gustaf Kalling created for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. (Courtesy of North Olympic History Center)

BACK WHEN: Painter gives view of Port Angeles to world

MOST OF US have access to the world through the internet. It has made it incredibly easy to share our lives with the world. You… Continue reading

The painting of Port Angeles, its harbor and the Olympic Mountains by Count Johan Gustaf Kalling created for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. (Courtesy of North Olympic History Center)
Otto Slehofer

BACK WHEN: Commencement exercises always an important event

JUNE IS HERE, and it’s a time for transition. We’re transitioning from spring into summer, from good weather to gorgeous weather. And for some younger… Continue reading

Otto Slehofer
Lois Crisler in 1949. (Ernest Kassowitz)

BACK WHEN: Crisler captured wilderness, wildlife in writing and on film

CHANGES OCCUR IN our society over time. They can be thrust upon us due to a tragedy. We recently observed Earth Day, one of those… Continue reading

Lois Crisler in 1949. (Ernest Kassowitz)
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
Lt. Cmdr. Gordon H. MacLane U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard, circa 1960.

BACK WHEN: Sometimes, rescuers need rescuing

YOU HAVE GONE out on a search-and-rescue mission. People need your help. After the mission ends, you are on your way back to your base… Continue reading

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
Lt. Cmdr. Gordon H. MacLane U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard, circa 1960.
The picture on the frontispiece of Big Chief White Horse Eagle’s biography titled “We Indians — The Passing of a Great Race.”

BACK WHEN: Visitor brought tall tales to Clallam County

ON DEC. 23, 1924, Clallam County received a significant visitor. Big Chief Gray Horse Eagle came to speak with local tribes. He was organizing Native… Continue reading

The picture on the frontispiece of Big Chief White Horse Eagle’s biography titled “We Indians — The Passing of a Great Race.”
A USCG Douglas RD-4, post office truck and unidentified men gather at Cook’s Prairie, the location of the current William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. (Courtesy of Bert Kellogg Collection/North Olympic Library System)

BACK WHEN: Coast Guard a part of Peninsula since 1930s

DOES IT SEEM there are a lot of pigeons around town? It does to me. More on that later. It was a time of war… Continue reading

A USCG Douglas RD-4, post office truck and unidentified men gather at Cook’s Prairie, the location of the current William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. (Courtesy of Bert Kellogg Collection/North Olympic Library System)
John McNutt

BACK WHEN: How did Lake Farm Road get its name?

WHEN YOU ARE traveling east of Port Angeles, you’ve likely seen the street sign for Lake Farm Road. How did that road get that name?… Continue reading

John McNutt
1916.8.100.jpg: Makah women canoe racers.   Photo by Samuel Morse c1902.   Washington State Historical Society

BACK WHEN: Samuel Morse built impressive body of photographic work

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a production error, John McNutt’s Dec. 6 column did not run in its entirety. Here is the complete submission along with… Continue reading

1916.8.100.jpg: Makah women canoe racers.   Photo by Samuel Morse c1902.   Washington State Historical Society
John McNutt

BACK WHEN: Morse documents Makah with camera

AS 2020 COMES to a close, one thing is certain: It has been a peculiar year. We can’t see, yet, the affect the novel coronavirus… Continue reading

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Tambor docked at Coast Guard Air Station.   No identity for the men.   Source: Nancy VanSickle collection

BACK WHEN: They found a place to call home

Sailors return to Clallam County after their service

Tambor docked at Coast Guard Air Station.   No identity for the men.   Source: Nancy VanSickle collection
Dr. Appleton on the flyleaf of his book.
Dr. Appleton on the flyleaf of his book.
BACK WHEN: When Whitecapping came to Clallam County

BACK WHEN: When Whitecapping came to Clallam County

Sol Duc Valley neighbors try to deliver vigilante justice

BACK WHEN: When Whitecapping came to Clallam County
BACK WHEN: Past actions show us nothing is brand new

BACK WHEN: Past actions show us nothing is brand new

IT SURE SEEMS like these are troubling times in which we live. Impacts to our lives are coming from every direction. Talking with someone seasoned… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Past actions show us nothing is brand new
BACK WHEN: A local restaurant’s centennial

BACK WHEN: A local restaurant’s centennial

Dupuis celebrates 100 years of operation

BACK WHEN: A local restaurant’s centennial
BACK WHEN: Civil War veterans help build Port Angeles

BACK WHEN: Civil War veterans help build Port Angeles

I RECENTLY TOOK a stroll around Ocean View Cemetery. There are a number of simple grave markers identifying the remains of Civil War veterans. There… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Civil War veterans help build Port Angeles
BACK WHEN: John and Mary Cowan: A lighthouse family

BACK WHEN: John and Mary Cowan: A lighthouse family

LIGHTHOUSES HAVE LONG served as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. Lighthouses marked dangerous coastlines and safe passages. The… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: John and Mary Cowan: A lighthouse family
BACK WHEN: The secret sorrow of Elsye Mitchell

BACK WHEN: The secret sorrow of Elsye Mitchell

FOR MANY, LIFE is a simple path. You grow up in a peaceful place unencumbered by the events happening around the world. You have dreams.… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The secret sorrow of Elsye Mitchell