Caption: "This picture is to be recorded as a donation in the name of Alice Joyce (Stoves) Crutcher. Grandpa Dave Barnett driving the team. He is Jane Alice's grandfather. Look up the street and see the drug sign. This is my dad's first store around 1912. Dope peddlers tried to blow it up in 1916. The Cle Elum Echo reported in July 1916. An early morning explosion roused the city and police investigators found the rear door of Tom Stoves' drug store had been dynamited. Extensive damage was done to the building and contents and while no money was missing, Stoves discovered the loss of four bottles of morphine and one bottle of cocaine carried in stock. The robbers were tracked by bloodhounds to horses on which they made their escape. The building and store were not insured for this type of loss and both Stoves and Dr. Kiehl, who owned the building, suffered losses in excess of $1,000 each. Dad built across the street where Mus and later Cavallinis are today. This brick building survived the 1918 fire."
"Stan Barnett in Cle Elum, Washington" (2014). Suncadia Photographs. 134.
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