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PostWed Feb 14, 2024 6:51 am 
Bellingham Herald, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1929, page 3.
- - - - - - - A somewhat related thread: 2011: "Years of PCT Construction" https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7990888 - - - - A thought-provoking question in the first post of this thread: 2001: "If I Were King" https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=169

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PostWed Feb 14, 2024 8:10 am 
This B-ham Herald article, Sat. Jan. 13, 1934, makes note of a distinction between CCC and NIRA: NIRA = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Industrial_Recovery_Act_of_1933 (...looks complicated)

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PostWed Feb 14, 2024 9:15 am 
Very cool articles. Recently the Everett Heralds were digitized. Here's an interesting article on ept 29, 1922 where Max Miller (possibly THE Max Miller, author) and a friend climb up Pilchuck.

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PostWed Feb 14, 2024 9:41 am 
Jumbo Mtn DID have a lookout, per the Aug 21, 1916 Herald.

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PostWed Feb 14, 2024 3:40 pm 
Riverside Laker wrote:
Recently the Everett Heralds were digitized
Where do you find them? The only place I've found is microfiche at the Everett library.

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PostThu Feb 15, 2024 1:32 am 
Schroder, good question on the status of the Herald's ease-of-access to their archives.... It would be interesting to know Riverside Laker's source.... The short answer for my own source is Newspapers.com ("NC")....(it's a monthly fee). ....NC has a decent representative sampling of all US newspapers....some small papers, but not all small papers....and some big papers (Tacoma Tribune, B-ham Herald, The [Everett] Daily Herald)....but not all big papers (not the Seattle Times....not the P.I.)... NC does have the Herald from 1901 to 2017....both searchable, and browsable...(it's not clear how long NC has had it....my guess would have been for at least the past couple of years during my NC access....but maybe not, if Riverside Laker suggests it was digitized more recently). Longer notes, below... If memory serves me, my attempt to look into the question of Everett Daily Herald archives was maybe about ten years ago (give or take a few years)....and it seems that, yes, the downtown Everett library had old issues archived...and, yea, probably microfiched at that time.....that all sounds familiar. What was memorable, and what stood out, then (2014-ish), on my visit....was a long shelf of many three-ring binders containing the collective index of the Herald microfiche....(it's hard to remember what the pages looked like...were they article-summary entries? (probably)....and/or by keywords? (...maybe not?). And the librarian had said that those dozen-or-so 3-ring-binders.....had not been scanned (e.g. not digitized)...for no particular reason (e.g. they hadn't gotten to it yet)...and he was curious as to my interest, to which my reply was "how can you [or why would you] spend time stumbling through all the microfiche if you don't even know what their contents are?"... To my question to the librarian on whether or not they'd allow me to haul my own personal document scanner to the library to scan them myself, he said that that would be okay as long as the noise level was not too distracting...(it seemed like it would easily be doable in something like four to eight hours....and then it would be done-and-done...and the library could also have the scans (and maybe run OCR on the index). (There was no follow-up on my part to actually scan those indexes (indices?) It looks like, obviously, the index must have been scanned (at the library) somehow by someone at some point (which only makes sense....to index that stuff...) because, at the very least, the archived-papers' contents are searchable on NC....

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PostThu Feb 15, 2024 10:15 am 
Schroder wrote:
Where do you find them? The only place I've found is microfiche at the Everett library.
They appeared on newspapers.com for much of the 1920s a few months ago, from a WSU collection. Then a week or two ago they appeared for most of 1901-2000s, from the Herald collection. It's not a cheap account but we have it for research anyway. Lisa L. at the library told me you can access newspapers.com in the library. bk: it would be great to digitize the Herald index. I'd be willing to help. The library copy machines (used to?) digitize to a thumb drive. We have software to clean it up and do optical character recognition.

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PostThu Feb 15, 2024 7:47 pm 
bk wrote:
Bellingham Herald, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1929, page 3.
- - - - - - - A somewhat related thread: 2011: "Years of PCT Construction" https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7990888 - - - - A thought-provoking question in the first post of this thread: 2001: "If I Were King" https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=169
I didn’t understand the line in the clipping ‘29 miles of telephone lines of which 12 miles are metallic’. The don’t pull conduit up a mountain. And all the telephone lines I’ve ever seen are metallic. Specialist’s comment?

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PostThu Feb 15, 2024 10:08 pm 
The Everett Library has digitized their limited paper index of the Herald> Short Summary: The Everett Library's row of three-ring binders containing an index of the Daily Herald covers (only) a 20-year period (1971 - 1991), and has been scanned (some years back). A 30-day temporary (shareable) link to the 1.58 GB zip file of the index is here: https://ftp.everettwa.gov/?ShareToken=6DE975593EEE1C15F0C6EE6890ED6D16023F9175 Link expires March 16, 6:24 PM - - - - - - Details.... Riverside Laker: Thank you for the scoop on the recent digitization of the Everett Daily Herald stuff. That's very helpful (and good to know Newspapers.com is getting additional added-value for local sources / users). Thanks also for your offer to help get a handle on the library's paper index of the Herald. It took me five or six calls to the downtown branch's "Northwest History Room" (425-257-8005) before it stopped going to a recording ( /voicemail?) (...as you probably already know, it turns out it's a popular and busy dept. in the library.) Then Lisa L. picked up, and she was super helpful at giving me the current status of the Herald's in-library paper index. She said that, yes, the Herald paper index had been scanned (with OCR), and she zipped up the index files for me, and sent me a 30-day ftp link to download the 1.58 GB zip file. Lisa said it was okay to share the link, so (for 30 days) here are the scanned paper index pages kept in those three-ring binders: https://ftp.everettwa.gov/?ShareToken=6DE975593EEE1C15F0C6EE6890ED6D16023F9175 (link expires Sat. March 16, 2024 at 6:24 PM) The entire library-created paper index of the Everett Daily Herald contained in all of those three-ring binders, it turns out, only covers 20 years: from 1971 to 1991. Lisa called the library-created index something like "an interpretation" of the contents of the Herald during that 20-year timeframe, done in response to some specific user requests in 1971....and completed it (up to 1991), back then, with limited resources. So Newspapers.com sounds like the more powerful Herald search tool (currently covering 1901 to 2017). And the library's scanned paper index for issues from 1971-1991 is a particular take on the paper's contents....as described in the opening page of the index, copied below: (Lisa points out the library's OCR program is weak compared to the OCR used by Newspapers.com. In my copy-paste of the OCR-ed paragraphs below, sure enough, there were a dozen or so OCR errors [now corrected].) "To users of this index: "This index was begun in the middle of September, 1971 to answer a special need for patrons wanting material to be found in the Everett Daily Herald. Due to the enormous amount of space a complete index would take, it has been the compiler's policy to list those articles which may be of special interest, and which can only be found in the local paper. However, some subjects which have a particular bearing on our region, but are also covered nationwide, are included for their local interest. Among these are speeches, views, etc. of our legislators, both state and national (Jackson, Magnuson; Meeds, etc.) material on ecological programs and other such items which have a local bearing. "It is sometimes hard to decide just what items should be included, and frequently a subject may be deemed unnecessary, in which case later listings were discontinued, or of rising interest, in which case earlier mater1al may not have been included. "It is hoped that the users of this index may find it helpful, if not always adequate, and will forgive the compiler her sins of omission."

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PostFri Feb 16, 2024 10:40 pm 
Pyrites wrote:
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Bellingham Herald, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1929, page 3.
- - - - - - - A somewhat related thread: 2011: "Years of PCT Construction" https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7990888 - - - - A thought-provoking question in the first post of this thread: 2001: "If I Were King" https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=169
I didn’t understand the line in the clipping ‘29 miles of telephone lines of which 12 miles are metallic’. The don’t pull conduit up a mountain. And all the telephone lines I’ve ever seen are metallic. Specialist’s comment?
———————————————— Just a guess on my part, I’m not a specialist: Many of those early phone lines consisted of a single bare wire conductor with a ground wire at each phone to complete the circuit. Maybe those lines that were described as “metallic” had a pair of parallel conductors instead of relying on the ground to complete the circuit.

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PostSat Feb 17, 2024 6:25 pm 
"493 miles of trails maintained..." That would be an incredible feat today.

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PostSun Feb 18, 2024 11:06 am 
Chapter 7, Page 3 of this old lookout handbook answers the “metallic” phone line question: http://npshistory.com/publications/ranger/fire-lookouts-handbook.pdf

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PostSun Feb 18, 2024 12:59 pm 
Thanks. I’ll wander through the rest of the book later. If I’ve ever seen a two-wire system I missed it. Sounds as if they still used that same stiff, large gauge, coated wire. One of those cases of shorthand inside a business.

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