Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pullman's Burgerville torn down Nov 10, 2008

Coming "soon" to this location, a new "Welcome to Pullman" sign. See this story posted here at Pullman :: Cup of Palouse.

From: Pullman Chamber of Commerce
Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 2:21 PM
Subject: We did it!!!
To: Pullman Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to all of you who donated to the demolition of the old Daily Grind/Burgerville (Thanks Tim for the history lesson ) We did it! We are one step closer to a beautiful new entry that will properly tell visitors what a wonderful town Pullman is! It is expected to be demolished next week!

Tammy Lewis
Executive Director
Pullman Chamber of Commerce

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Pullman Chamber of Commerce

Hello all, we apologize for sending yet another email, but we have a very exciting opportunity before us.

Community Action Center has agreed to donate to the City of Pullman the land along Davis Way (old Daily Grind) for our use to install a "Welcome to Pullman" sign and landscaping. Motley and Motley have now agreed to Demolish the old buildings for the reduced price of $2,000. (Asbestas and lead Inspections are complete). Mayor Johnson has just agreed to donate the first $500 to the project, therefore we need $1,500 more. They would like to get it done immediately if we can get the money together. The money could go through CAC and therefore would be tax deductible. They have asked the Chamber to put the word out to see if we can get the donations necessary
to complete this exciting project. Please contact us as soon as possible if you would be willing to donate to this cause.

Tammy Lewis
Executive Director
Pullman Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Apple Cup 2008: WSU wins in 2 OTs

WSU defeats UW --16-13 in double overtime -- in Pac-10 football game played Nov. 22, 2008, at WSU's Martin Stadium in Pullman. Nico Grasu's 37-yard field wins it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

=Amazing train depot house in Winlock=

Originally posted 11/18/2008

Formerly of Pullman, Ken & Sally Vogel are now living in Winlock (Lewis County), Washington, with their famous (looks like a train depot) house on Front Street. No it never was a train depot. Yes, it was designed to look like a train depot. Ken designed it. The Vogels hired a draftsman to draw up the final plans and -- as contractors -- they hired and supervised subcontractors who built it. The house is only a few meters from the train tracks used by Union Pacific freight trains and Amtrak's Coast Starlight and Cascades passenger trains*. Larger still photos and video from Nov. 2008. Smaller still photo from Oct. 1, 2010.

If you see a green rectangle below and it does not have a video "play" button, you won't be able to see the video. If that's the case, copy the URL for this posting and look at this blog posting via another means, such as a computer.

*Amtrak Cascades is operated by Amtrak in partnership with Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

Nothing to do with this story, but here’s lyrics for a commercial from a long while back:

Welcome aboard our happy train,
the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited
You'll feel like a king in a castle on wheels
In all kinds of weather, it's smooth as a feather
It’s really terrific, Northern Pacific:

Vista-Dome North Coast Limited


It’s true, a Mountie of the R.C.M.P. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) visited the depot in summer of 2016.

Monday, November 17, 2008

30 seconds, Linfield tops PLU in football

2008 - Linfield beats PLU stills, video

45-0 on Saturday 15 November 2008 in Puyallup, Wash.