Lind WA
Logo designed by Mark Thorne

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pages honoring the local farmers, their history and the industry!
It's been 35 years since she erupted in a fury that many of us still remember!
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Mt. St. Helens
Skip bought Slim's Bar & Grill in 1975 from from the family who opened it in 1909 or 1913, depending on whom you ask. Lind is a wheat town full of wheat people, and Slim's is the only bar, and the only grill. If it happened in Lind, it probably happened at Slim's. If it didn't happen at Slim's, it probably happened at the annual Combine Demolition Derby (2nd weekend in June).
In 1987 the Mayor of Lind, Howard Heil, appointed a Centennial Committee to spear head the
celebration to honor Lind's 100th birthday. Throughout the following months, the committee formed
28 sub-committees with approximately 300 volunteers. After forming a legally incorporated entity, the
first thing on the agenda was to fund the celebration. Letters were sent to corporate businesses, and the
committee applied for all available grants. Serving coffee and home-made cookies to motorists at the
State Highway rest areas proved to be financially beneficial, too. The committee was off and running.
The celebration included a fly-over and 9 days of reliving Lind history for all ages! It was an amazing
time for Lind citizens and surrounding towns.
Dryland roots:
WSU Lind station looks back on century |
WSU Insider - Washington State University
Superintendent Walter Nelson uses a nursery combine to cut a row of wheat at the Dryland Experiment Station in 1958.
(Photo from MASC, WSU Libraries)
Agronomist O. A. Vogel speaks to farm visitors at a Lind field day in 1942.(Photos from Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections, WSU Libraries)
Dryland roots:
WSU Lind station looks back on century |
WSU Insider - Washington State University Agricultural research technician John Jacobsen and technical assistant Steve Schofstoll harvest wheat at the Lind station. (WSU photo)
Welcome to Lind, Washington,
the center of Adams County
and a small town rich in history!
Photos taken from
When the ash fell in 1980, the Tredecim Club sponsored a contest to design a
sign to be put out on highway 395. This was the winning sign designed by Geri
Webster, and she received $25 for her creativity. Recently, the sign was
replaced to advertise only the derby weekend since most young Lind
community members know nothing of the Mt. St. Helens history.

The Lind Lions Club are currently
planning the 33 nd Combine Demolition Derby to be held June 12-13-14 of June at the Lions
Club Arena. Join the fun and help the Lions Club and the Lind Community
celebrate this famous event.

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