Automobile enthusiasts promoted road improvements in novel ways. Colonel Thatcher of the National Good Roads Commitee passed through Cle Elum in this pioneer cart to point out that roads had hardly changed in two generations.Title on original photograph postcard: "Col. Thatcher of National Good Roads Committe(sp) at Cle-Elum, Wa."
Connell, Russell H., "First Street, Cle Elum" (1915). Ellensburg History Photographs. 266.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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