In an age in which social media, an always-on Internet connection and cell phones have virtually replaced written communication and hand-developed photos for many, there's no denying the allure of small picturesque glimpses into the scene of a town on paper one can hold in their hand.
Local resident Zella Honeyford has amassed a collection of local postcards in great condition and has collected digital scans of those cards, using modern technology to preserve images that will someday fade and crack. Kept in wonderful condition, these postcards show Chehalis either through hand-drawn art, meticulous photography or in some cases both. What results is a unique look into not just what the town looked like some time ago, but also a glimpse into the way of life at those specific moments.
On this Throwback Thursday, we're proud to be able to share some of these postcards for a neat look into our region's history from as far back as a decade ago. See if you can remember and point out where some of these buildings and places resided on a current map!
Want to see more postcards and local memorabilia? The Lewis County Historical Museum is a treasure trove of fascinating local history. The museum, located at 599 NW Front St. in Chehalis, contains a vast repository of images and more that are worth seeing and learning about!