Men stood at the intersection of First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue as a lone horse and buggy came into town. Looking west down First Street a large freight wagon and team can be seen loading supplies at the front of a store. The large, brick Northwestern Improvement Company store on the right was the Northern Pacific Coal Company's supply center for Roslyn residents. Called the NWI by locals, the store had a major control of the financial status of the miners and their families.Postcard titled, "First Street, Roslyn, Wash." Handwritten on front of card, "In Roslyn today. How do you like it? Bert." The card was addressed to Mist. E. Dimon, 150 Hoyt St., Buffalo, NY. Postmarked in Roslyn, Wash. July 15, 1897.
"Early Roslyn" (1895). Ellensburg History Photographs. 202.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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