History of Seattle Municipal Railway's Division C, the streetcar line that once connected Burien with White Center and Seattle.
July 17, 2005
White Center Remembers p 22

Mrs. Anderson remembered. "We walked the trail to the O'Day house on S.W. 114th to visit."

When the day was complete, we went down to catch the street car at White Center and there was a forest fire still blazing near the present site of the Albertson's store," she continued. "The air was thick with smoke and sparks. It was virgin timber and flames were covering even the tallest trees. It was a terrifying spectacle."
In 1922, the McCarthys returned to White Center.

"There were only two store buildings then in White Center," Mrs. Anderson said, "a wood frame confectionery was located where Chubby and Tubby is now located. The White Center Mercantile was located on the site Big Wheel Auto Parts."

"By the 1920's White Center had started to grow and our businesses moved in rather quickly" said Mrs. Anderson. Her father donated a strip of land 30 feet wide and 60 feet long to the county to build a new road designed...

{THIS WAS HOW THE ROXBURY main drag looked 70 years ago when the Washington Timber and Logging Company was clearing the way. Taken about 1905-06, the scene is on Roxbury SW. Mr. Jose with the derby hat was the company owner. One pictured worker is Ivan Lee, the others are unidentified.}

Posted by Rob Ketcherside at July 17, 2005 4:39 PM
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