Shared Photo: Engelhard Family of Uniontown Washington

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I wanted to share this family photo of the Englehard family of Uniontown Washington with the community. George was the town's last blacksmith. He and his wife Mary raised eight children. At the time this photo was taken the Englehard's three oldest daughters (top row, on the left) were considered to be the prettiest girls in town. My father's uncle (Bart Triesch) married Olive, who is in the top row, 2nd from the left.

 

Location: Uniontown Washington. Date: 1910.
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in Photos by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (252k points)

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Thank you for sharing this lovely photograph, Bart! It looks like everyone is in their Sunday best, and not wearing hats nor coats, so perhaps this was taken sometime between Spring and Fall. 

I was curious what Uniontown, Washington looked like around the time this photo was taken in 1910, and found a picture posted online of Main Street, Uniontown, Washington showing the main street looks like a packed-dirt street--and I'm sure many fewer shops and businesses than came after:

Main Street, Uniontown, Washington 1910

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shookphotos/15633306917

 

 

by Cynthia Larson G2G6 Pilot (167k points)
selected by Gerald Baraboo
Thanks for posting this early photo of Uniontown Cynthia. All of my ancestors on my father's side were from here and all were German immigrants. Uniontown, now with only a population of 300 has a magnificent Catholic church (St. Boniface). It's worth the 90 minute drive from Spokane to see it. Like many little towns in rural America, Uniontown is slowly becoming a ghost.
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Wonderful photo Og Engelhard family, the all look very well dress

Thank you for sharing this amazing photo Bart always a treasure to se your old photos
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
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What a great photo, and fantastic piece of history behind it. I've recently been working on a branch of my step-brother's family in England who were saddle and harness-makers. Like the blacksmiths,  they also disappeared after the introduction of the Model T Ford in 1911.

Thanks for sharing!
by Olivia McCabe G2G6 Pilot (233k points)

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