Lind WA
Logo designed by Mark Thorne

Click Here for great 2014 photos of all derby activities


NEW!
pages honoring the local farmers, their history and the industry!
Agriculture
HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER MT. ST. HELENS AND THE DAY HER FURY BURIED US IN ASH?
It's been 35 years since she erupted in a fury that many of us still remember!
Click here for a refresher course!
Mt. St. Helens
Lind Lions Club Combine Demolition Derby
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) or the amateur street races
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
https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/29/dryland-roots-wsu-lind-station-looks-back-on-century/
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 as all newer community members weren't born in 1980 and didn't even know about the mountainís eruption and spilling fury (and ash) all over the town.