ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY STORIES

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This book is a collection of some of the most asked for stories about people and incidents that took place in Adams County over the  last 110 years. Subject matter varies widely with stories about the sensational murder at the Chatterbox Café, construction of the Harder Bombing Range and its sudden demise, the Ritzville chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, and more.  Quantities are limited.

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This book is a collection of some of the most asked for stories about people and incidents that took place in Adams County over the last 110 years. Subject matter varies widely with stories about the sensational murder at the Chatterbox Café, the construction of Harder Bombing Range and its sudden demise, the Ritzville chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, the great Ritzville stock-car from the 1950s, that received the nick-name of  the “Chartreuse” Monster, the story of the locally famous Circle T restaurant, a history of the early Ritzville studio photographers, a colorful Ritzville attorney who was later disbarred, a story about an early airship that was built at Lind, Washington in 1909 and other stories. The last chapter is entitled Cops and Robbers which profiles the comical misdeeds of both the local law enforcement officers and those who matched wits against them.

Some of the extraordinary Stories include:

  • Ku Klux Klan activity in Ritzville,
  • Albert Wiltse
  • Harder Bombing Range
  • Chartreuse Monster
  • Charles Zornes
  • Ritzville area stock car racing
  • Early airplane built in Lind, Washington
  • Albion Treadwell
  • Delores Wilhoit
  • Murder at the Chatterbox Cafe
  • Circle T Inn
  • Delbert & Bob Templin
  • Fred Thiel
  • Ed Sneva
  • City of Ritzville-stock car
  • Alken Speedway at Mead, Washington

This work contains eleven chapters full of historic photos and other graphics with a total of 195 pages.

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Hardcover, Softcover