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A2 •:.The Arlington Times Wednesday, May 20, 2009 • UNRUH Continued from page A1 Unruh represents vets at Memorial Day event Arlington Airport, Allen's He is thinking of doing the war ended." in Granite Falls, Arling- Flying Heritage Collec- another one. He said he returned ton and Marysville. tion reopened at Paine "I hear so many good to Denver to B-29 school "Young people need to Field in Everett on D-Day stories as avolunteer with and got a diploma andbe reminded they should last year, Unruh said. the colleCtion/' he said. was heading to the Pacific not take for granted the "It's a beautiful facil- "Maybe I'll have to dowhen it ended, freedoms oftoday," Unruh ity, but a bit hard to find," another book." 'I was lucky I didn'tsaid. he said, adding that the Unruh is a one-of-a- have to go," Unruh said, "All they have to do is Allen Collection is on the kind source of informa- adding the Germans were push a button and flick a south side of Paine Field tion, said Jennifer Bragg, a better enemy than the switch. I spoke to a crowd while theFutureofFlight a public relations repre- Japanese. of 500 kids at Granite Museum is on the north sentative for the Flying "They were a decent Fills for Veterans Day last side. Heritage Collection. people to fight because of year," he said. Arlington has seen its During the war, hewas mutual respect," Unruh He makes his talks fair share of losses this stationed in Italy with the said. especially interesting past year, with the recent 15th Army Air Force. The Allen collection for children by taking passing of Harry Yost and He also served in includes 14 operating air- his collection of military Clarence Wayt, and Bill the 301st Bombardment craft in its World War II paraphernalia, including Senica last year, among Group as a waist gunner collection, Unruh said. gas masks, German arm others. Yost and Senica and took part in 50 sepa- The Memorial Day bands and lots of pic- will be honored in the rate B-17 bombing mis-event will recognize vet- tures. dedication of a new flag sions, erans while educating the "Art's gallant service pole at Arlington's Pie- "I flew my first six local community on World and his dedication make neer Cemetery on Memo- missions as tail gunner War II, Unruh said. Along him a valuable addition to rial Day. and then they moved mewith Unruh, the panelour community," Bragg Unruh has published up to waist position for 44 will include another waist said. one book already, "The more missions. After 50 gunner, Joseph Roundhill, Unruh plans to volun- Shadow Casters," which missions I returned to the and pilot Hank Hendrick- teer parking airplanes is in its fourth printing, states and was there when son. and taking registration at Arlington's Fly-In this Unruh has been volun- teering with the Flying Heritage Collection on Saturdays every week for five years and plans to con- tinue as long as he is able. summer. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or • PIONEER Continued from page A1 Pioneer Cemetery gets new flag pole, sign to be dedicated f! prior to 1885," Barden wrote in his history of the original cemetery. He learned the Stillaguamish Indians were then called Stolockquamish, or "Peo- ple of the River." Barden learned that the first early settlers were Roman Catholic priests, called Blackrobes, and that a traveler-explorer in 1850, Samuel Hancock" Visited the Stillaguamish people while searching for coal deposits. "As the settlers took over the land previously used by the Stillaguamish people, they also influ- enced a change in the native people's burial prac- tices," Barden wrote. On the history of the town's first cemetery "Traditionally, canoe burial was the common custom among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. When a person died, after He also speaks at schools wrapping the body in blan- lq7:30 P.M.. . --. I~l~ kets or rush mats, it was R MAY22 li21[li]il~kVA|ll~ llllil I R placed in the largest canoe TO ii IJ B z-uN : 4 STAR TREK B belonging to the deceased. A smaller canoe was placed E! o B NOW OPEN in MARYSVILLE! I [] PLUS 5 P.M. FRI., SAT., SUN. AND MON. I ~ [] " M AND 2 P'M" MATINEE'S SAT" SUN" AND MON'[ UP °~ ~l ~" ~ii B I the first and served asa bottom theprotective body. upward Then, covering the inside canoe for of "container" was left on a Tabs• Title :: iTonnages• Notary Service | light scaffolding or hauled • high up into the treetops. 3!6~ White families in the ] ID 7i!4444 I valley objected to the 9611-F g i n £SMarysville 1 sight of corpses and often l~'~i~=!~'!~:~i~:~~ • removed and buried the Men - Fri to 1 pm| bodies, Barden wrote. ........ lii ................ "~ : After a settler threat- / ened to burn the bodies k growing segment in the newspaper industry, if they,,wer,e not removed from his land, tribal members started to place I Catch 2 million readers their dead in crude wo0den ' " - with one phone call! boxes large enough to hold several bodies. Some sOUNDPUBLISHINGINC. ~I ] were interred, others were burned. -61 J Th~ Indians then ] started to bury their dead ,(C0rr Learn how it works, call 360.659. 1300 [ along an embankment Call your account executive today and that ran across the north- ask about the "2X2 Speeialr" ern edge of the property that "Elias Clum is pre- which later was included paring the old cemetery in the townsite for the city site on the hill, intending of Hiller. to plow it and seed to clo- Arlington's first cem- ver." Mr. Clum had previ- etery is located on that ously given notice to the bluff, facing out over relatives of the deceased the Stillaguamish River. to have their relatives Exactly how many Indi- removed by March 1, 1911 ann are buried in this area as he intended to plow and has yet to be determined, level the ground. As originally platted, the On March 4, 1911, cemetery occupied five a prominent Arlington acres, farmer, B. C. Schloman, It appears the early along with others from Arlington settlers contin- the community, filed a ued to use this land and, restraining order to pre- eventually, it came into vent Clum from interfering the possession, first, of with the graves and using Mr. Alfred Gifford (May the old burial ground for 4, 1846- Sept. 6, 1910) and %ther purposes." his wife, Mary A. Gifford The matter was settled and became a part of what when Clum agreed to set was known as "Gifford's aside as a cemetery about Addition." On Sept. 4, 1897, one acre of the ground and Mary Gifford filed a notice allow free access to the in the Arlington Times public. advising that "no further (The Supreme Court burials on the property had previously ruled would be allowed unless that any common burial payment for the lot was ground was inviolable.) made in advance." She fur- The cemetery was ulti- ther advised that "all par- mately closed in 1912. ties who owe for lots are it was in 2006 that notified that unless they Harry Yost told the city he settle for same, promptly, could no longer maintain bodies will be removed the cemetery. At that time, there from." the acre of land was still By Jan. 11, 1902, Mr. under the ownership of Elias Clum (June 25, 1852 Eva Clum, long deceased. -June 30, 1920)acquired The city then did a the property, possibly, genealogy search and ran from the Giffords on a legal notices in the attempt Warranty Deed. to identify potential heirs, Mr. Clum had the and finally executed a ground surveyed and quiet title action finally advised in the local news- transferring legal owner- paper that people could ship to the city, said city begin purchasing lots for attorney Steve Peiffle. cemetery purposes. The It was approved at the survey revealed that there end of 2008. were already some 30 Since the city acquired graves there. The public the property, it's public had ceased interring bed- works department has ies in that ground and, cleared out blackberries, instead, began doing so in and PARC recruited dona- Harwood Cemetery, now tions to install a monument known as the Arlington and a flag pole to identify Cemetery. Removal of the the sacred site. bodies began in March or April of 1903. Contact Sarah Arney The Arlington Times at 360-659-1300 or reported ~on July 23, 1910 -( We're here to help you. And we're here to help the community. With every loan approved, we're donating S50 to Habitat for Humanity. Together, we can build dreams. It has never been more important to help your neighbors. And this great rate helps you as well! omm Skagit, Snot omish i i U Now is the time! Skagit State Bank is offering a new low rate on our Home Equity Loans. 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