Tuesday, January 13, 2015

William 'Willie' M. Nollmeyer

I know this is not railroad related, but I thought this was worthy of posting.  Willie Nollmeyer was a staple of Withrow for many, many years.  He passed this last July at the age of 89.  His personality was infectious and he was interesting as hell.  He and his wife Shirley loved it when you came to visit and have a drink with them.  Withrow will never be the same.

These signs were just for fun and posted outside his house for years.  I was able to acquire them recently from his family.

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Wenatchee Daily World: March 4, 1909

Where McCue Siding got its name?  William McCue was born in Minnesota in 1865 and was never married according to the 1920 census.  At that time, his home was in Ephrata, WA.  We was never married and had no children.