The Greater Faith Baptist Church choir took part in memorial serices held at the Pasco church to commemorate the 45th anniversery of the Rev. Martin Luther King's birth. This photo was published on Jan. 16, 1983.
Archbishop of San Antonio, Patricio Flores was welcomed in the Tri-Cities airport in Pasco when this photo was published in March, 1982. He was on a tour of Washington, Oregon and Idaho meeting with Hispanic clergy and laity celebrating the 450th anniversary of the vision of Guadalupe. Flores was the first Mexican-American to be made an archbishop.
Deacon Andres Espinoza gave communion to members of the congregation during mass at Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium to celebrate the centennial of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pasco. A barbeque and ice cream social followed. This photo was published on June 16, 1986.
The Most Reverent Lawrence Welsch, Bishop of Spokane came to the Tri-Cities to dedicate the new parish hall at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pasco in May, 1979.
Kemp Rotan is shown at his West Richland work bench where he cut and polished stones in his rock-cutting shop in 1978.
John Decker, Pasco, surveyed part of his miniature realm in this photo published Nov. 6, 1979. At the time, Decker had two basement rooms filled with model railroad apparatus and had a saw to cut lumber to HO gauge scale. This enabled him to make some of his own boxcars from scratch.
Four nuns at St. Patrick's convent in Pasco talked and ate breakfast in this 1978 photo. From left to right are Sister Anne Bernadette, Sister Aileen Elizabeth, Sister Joan Marie and Sister Timothy Anne.
Marcy Rhone's Head Start class in Pasco practices singing in this photo taken on May 2, 1976.
The shadow of the photographer is seen in this photo of the rear of St. Patrick's Catholic School, Pasco, Nov. 11, 1951.
St. Patrick's Catholic School, Pasco, Nov. 11, 1951.
This photo shows the town of Ainsworth on Aug. 3, 1994. The photographer was looking towrds the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers.
An aerial of downtown Pasco from the 1960s.
Pasco's newest patrolman, Dennis Kasparek, then 22, was part of the "new look" in the police department. He adjusted his tie in the painted and refurbished squad room when this photo was published on May 15, 1968.
Pasco Liberty Theater during the depression. Alex
Tasha Wade, left, and Tamicole Henderson, both 4, played together at the Pasco day care center in this photo published on June 28, 1976. Alex
About 150 people attended the dedication of the former East Pasco Neighborhood Facility as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. Arriving were, Duke Harris, Mike Jefferson, George Heavens Jr and Art Milam (all of Pasco). This photo was published on May 14, 1986. Alex
The dedication ceremony at St. Patrick's Catholic School. This photo is dated August, 1951. Alex
St. Patrick's School, Pasco nears completion. This photo is dated May 24, 1951. Alex
Construction on the Bypass overpass across Fourth Avenue and the railroad yards in Pasco were due to be completed in December 1964. The $323,000 project was being constructed by Dake M. Madden Construction Inc., Seattle. This photo was published on May 14, 1964 Alex
On Dec. 6 1968, South Columbia Basin Irrigation District board members signed the resolution approving Columbia Basin Project take-over terms. From left were Russel Smith, SCBID manager; Vaughn Davis, President Claire Hobkirk, Doyle Mathews and Rogers Neff.
Fouth graders at St. Patrick's Catholic School in Pasco release helium-filled balloons Thursday with a stamped, self addressed postcard and a note for the finder to return the card stating where it was found. The science experiment was the idea of their teacher, Sister Mary Margaret. This photo was published on Mar. 19, 1972.
This photo taken on Dec. 26 1981 shows Willie Travis, Burlington Northern railroad employee. Alex
Workmen hoped to complete this $70,000 addition to the Tri-City Junior Academy by Thanksgiving, 1966. It will include a gymnasium, home economics and shower rooms. The concrete block walls have been put up but work had not yet started on the interior flooring or the roof. The school is located on West Henry Street in Pasco, just west of the intersection with Road 40. This photo was published on Aug. 23, 1966.
Samatra Anderson, 4, daughter of Diane Anderson is shown in a Head Start class in this photo taken on May 2, 1976. Alex
The Amtrak Station in Pasco was busy when this photo was taken early one moring in 1979 just as a passenger train had arrived. Congressional action expected later in in the year could take away Amtrak service to Pasco or could add a second route, between Portland and Spokane. alex
A view of Pasco by air in 1955. Alex
In this photo published on May 9, 1983, a transient is given the bum's rush for camping out in a Burlington Northern coast. Alex
Glen L. Eppich sets the sprinkler on 80 acres of Red Mexican beans on his farm, unit 195, block 87 in the irrigation system in that area. This photo was published on August 1, 1956.
Ninth-grade students at St. Patrick's School were using the new $60,000 addition wing which was newly completed in this photo published on Nov. 16, 1960. The building is located at Park and Lucas in Pasco. Alex
St. Patrick's School in Pasco was celebrating its 25th anniversary in this photo published on Jan. 14, 1977. Alex
Spectators were welcomed aboard Amtrak's new superliner train that was on display in Pasco when this photo was published on October 14, 1979. The all-new train went into regular service on Oct. 28. alex
Marr Waddoups, president of Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club, modeled one of more than 500 used suits, sport coats and jackets that were offered at the Rotary used suit sale. The sale was a fundraiser, and included a flea market that offered everything from garden tools to swimming pool equipment. The sale was held at the Hub at CBC with profits going to the youth fund.This photo was published on April 6, 1978. Alex
Martin Luther King statue dedication ceremony is shown in this photo published on Jan. 16, 1989. Alex
Wearing special T-shirts to honor St. Patrick's School in Pasco in this photo published on March 17, 1988, are, clockwise from left, Dawn Moxley, Stephani Lee, Carolyn Jones all fifth-graders and Eric Jones, a third-grader. Alex
A woman was helped off an old Great Northern coach at Pasco in this photo published on Nov. 14, 1980 under the watchfull eye of "Rocky" the Great Northern goat. This car and five others were part of a special train that visited Pasco. Alex
Only the middle portion of the old Pasco round house was left standing after demolition work was completed in this photo published on Oct. 28, 1981. Alex
Emotion take over for a moment as Sister Madeline from St. Patrick's Church in Pasco watches the 1985 graduates file in. She was at the ceremony to see Thanh Bui graduate. She helped teach the young Vietnamese immigrant English after he arrived in Pasco. This photo was published on June 8, 1985.
Overpass that will carry Highway 12 on the Pasco Bypass over the Chase Avenue entrance to Columbia Basin College were nearing completion in this photo from 1968. To the left of the overpass, which is near the center of the picture, is the Red Lion Motel, also under construction. The highway project may be completed by February. At upper right construction on ramps for the overpass across the Northern Pacific Railway hump yard can be seen. Alex
Head Start, from left to right, Mrs. Pat Clement, Penny Clement, and Marlene Martin, teacher. This photo was taken on May 2, 1976. Alex
Haed start pre-schoolers from left, Brian Guajardo, Shantel Ealy, Angel Townsend and Angie Allen learned anout trains from Frank Pontarola, locomotive fireman. Head Start students in the Tri-Cities will celebrated the 10th anniversary of the program with a field trip to the railroad roundhouse in Pasco in this photo published on May 2 1970. Alex
Work was progressing on extending the Pasco Bypass east of 4th Avenue overpass (center) to Highway 395 east of Pasco. The Bypass was scheduled to open in late November, 1964. Condemnation suits on 10 pieces of property along the route are pending in Franklin County Superior Court. The route has been graded past the Pasco Cemetery (left) and towards the Kahlotus Road. This photo was published on Oct. 5, 1964. Alex
Slot car racing, a live fish pond and a record album exchange were among the 30 booths at the two-day St. Patrick's School Carnival in Pasco. Mrs. Spencer Jilek (left) and Bert Kinzig (far right) are co-chairmen of the fund raising event, in this photo published on Apr. 29, 1966. Proceeds were to purchase school desks, teaching aids and other school equipment. Also helping with final preparations were sister Carroll Ellen, sister Kathleen Mary, St. Patrick's School, principal, and Toby Armijo. Alex
Pasco in 1948.
Sylvester Street is shown being built to go over the Pasco Bypass when the overpass is completed. Work is progressing on similar overpass on Court Street, north of Sylvester. The overpass and approaches will cost $226,640 and were expected to be finished by April. Shown on the right is the Tri-City mail expediting center, completed last year. This photo was published on Jan. 2, 1966. Alex
Mark Monk, Pasco, was just welding on a railroad track at the Port of Pasco in this photo published on Sept. 9, 1981. Alex
The railroad strike in Nov.1982 lasted 5 days. Alex
When Herald photographer Ralph Smith took this shot of Pasco in 1948 the area had only one bridge over the river, and Pasco west of Memorial Park was wide open space. Alex
The Volleyball game was between the Super Stars (students) and the Ferocious Faculty at St. Patrick's Catholic school in Pasco in this photo published on Oct. 18, 1972. There was much cheering and shouing but when it was all over the faculty, with the help of several sisters, beat the students 15-13 and 15-11. The Super Sister is Mary Margaret. Alex
Two Pasco youths, protesting what they say is de facto segregation at Whittier School in East Pasco, posted the sign declaring "Slow, Segregated School" yesterday in front of the school on Lewis Street. They were Wallace Webster (left) and Larry Avery. This photo was published on Nov. 19, 1964. Alex
When Richard W. Robinson moved from Seattle to east Pasco in 1949, he found a sprawl of decaying shacks and makeshift trailer houses without sewers or paved streets. Thanks to the federally funded urban renewal project, houses have been renovated, street lights installed and sidewalks constructed. In this photo, published on Jan. 19, 1986 Robinson said he has seen many positive changes occur in Pasco.
A steam locomotive goes over the Pasco Kennewick Railroad Bridge in this photo from the 1950s.
One of the three trains used to leave the Pasco depot each day for Walla Walla is shown in this photo from the 1950s. Alex
No, Father Bernard Nixon of Portland is not a leading a local Temperance union. But he did give a talk on "the evils of drinking" to Catholic youth at St. Patrick's School in Pasco in this photo dated Oct. 30, 1966.
Kneeling in prayer at the Tri-City Junior Academy School, Pasco, were these third and fourth graders. Devotional are held three times a day. This photo was published on Feb. 9, 1972.
First-grader Carla Perez of St. Patrick's School, Pasco, had her headphones adjusted by sister Mary Luke of Los Angeles during her visit to the school on October 26, 1967. She and sister St. Charles are visiting schools staffed by the sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Carla is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rawghlie Perez, 1304 W. Hopkins St., Pasco. Alex
Lee An Roach, dressed as a leprechaun visited first-graders in Helen Ghirado's class at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Pasco as part of Catholic Schools Week in this photo published on March 10, 1988. Alex
The Rev. Dallas Dobson of the Pasco Riverview Baptist Church stood beside part of the 13-bus fleet the church has vor busing Sunday School students. This photo was published on Jan. 23, 1976.
The Rev. John Paisley of the Pasco Riverview Baptist Church checks the gas pump for his fleet of school buses in this photo published in Aug. 1980. Gas prices had risen from 68 cents in 1978 to $1.19 in 1980. The 25-bus fleet covered 300 miles of bus routes each week.
The Rev. A. S. Rhodes was the master of ceremonies at a special program in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. at the East Pasco Neighborhood Church of God at 217 Douglas in Pasco. About 150 people attended. This photo was published on Jan. 16, 1984.
The Morning Star Baptist Church in Pasco is shown in this photo dated 1987.