Taken in early Spring at the Manito Park Greenhouse by R.A. Clouse.
Early Dawn on Wildrose Prarie with Mount Spokane in the shodow of a unusual cloud formation. R.A.C.
50 some years ago, snuggled in the foothills lay the Coffin farm in Big Foot Valley near Clayton Washington. On this farm was a log Barn, possibly built by a Scandinavian with great care. A rare sight in our country. Along side this masterful building stands a young Coffin boy by the name of Peter. With certainty he spent many hours playing in the haymow on endless cold winter days. This photo is credited to Peter Coffin who is the sole living Historian for the much loved Big Foot Valley
Tulla Froyen and friends visit the landmarks of their Trysil heritage. Thank you for the photos Tulla and Boots.
Paul Erickson with a loved one with a treasure trove of memories as a backdrop at Trysil Norway. Compliments of Paul himself
Imagine the pride as those awesome pioneers perched on Zion Hill Cemetery with a peaceful tranquill scene displayed for all see. R.A.C.
Sisters Susan and Vicky Wind in their earlier years at Loon Lake, Washington. Susan and her husband Bob Simpson stuck with us through thick and thin, monitored and nurtured us because of the complexity of family ties of Wind, Olds and Cowans. This photo attributed to Susan Wind Simpson.
The W.E. Strong Homestead in the spring of 1889. much of history is founded on hearsay and stories handed down. However the reverse side of this photo is depicted below. "It is factual. The day the Olson family namesake arrived from Trysil Norway to the gates of their new Oasis"
History is rarely reinforced as what you read right here.
THOSE WERE THE DAYS. Tossed in the pokey at Natatorium Park. The 4th of July 1964. Bill Sebright with his darling wife Anni, 40+ years and counting.
Located somewhere in Spokane Washington, Billy Sunday set up for his Camp meetings. How long he stuck around so far is unknown. He was natorious as a Fire & Brimstone preacher and reknowned worldwide. His later years involved the newest in hi Techknowledgy. The Radio which spread his one of a kind sermons to all corners of the nation. I remember my Grandmother Mamie Pauline Madeen Kendig raving about him as long as she lived.
Spokane Washington. Old man River and a Golden Sunset taken by Bill Sebright the afternoon of Nov. 14th 2009
This is as good as nature gets. Jeff Lilly one of our Society members took advantage of one of his two Bambis and took this perfect professional photograph. He is a professional who works for the Deer Park Gazette.
Tis the Season. Clayton's Christmas tree located north of the Clayton Drive In. Merry Christmas. Credit to Bill Sebright.
Sunset and evening star and one clear call for me. let there be no mouring at the bar when I put out to sea. (Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson) Submitted by Bill Sebright.
Clark Satre captured this pleasent photo of his lovely wife as she posed on the very foundation of the family home where it stood since 1650 AD. Thanks Clark for your contibution to our tribute to Trysil, Norway.
There are few photos in this entire Website that equal the historic importance of this one photo. The home of an adventurer who gambled the family's lives with the daring to leave the comforts of a home in Norway to Spotted Road on the Stevens, Spokane County lines. And this momento of times of long ago was sent to all of us to enjoy by by Ken Westby, descendant of heroes.
Subject to confirmation. The Satre family house, removed from the rock foundation above and set at a museum site where it sat since 1650.
Warren and Rainy Nord. They and Rainy's Mother Violet Zimmerer have contributed mightly to this Website and a prime example of why this page is named FAVORITES.
This is a near perfect Image of Wallace Lee Parker with his life Partner and Bride of some 15 years. This photo was taken by famed Photographer Robert A. Clouse who is living proof that everybody gets lucky on occasion. Wally also got lucky and so did the CDPHS and we owe it all to Pat Parker on the left . Wally is a rare breed. He probably is aware of it and he may have been aware of his rare and raw talents but was reluctant to display them. Pat being from Canada recognised the potential and through her own talents was able to bring Wally to his sences and now he's giveing us a taste that was bottled up for decades. Thank you Pat. We appreciate it. Now for the rest of the story. Wally is our Editor. Referring to the menu. left hand column. He is Author of all features down to A STAR IS BORN. You can take it to the bank. From A Star is born on, that is the work of Bob Clouse.Although he does his best, you can take it with a grain of salt.
Taken by Bill Sebright of a buck he has seen as a yearling grow into a mature prize and going strong.