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PC 21
Christopher C. Wolf
Postcards and Family Photographs, 1896-1946

Pomeroy High School

The Christopher C. Wolf collection of photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library by Christopher C. Wolf of Pomeroy, Washington on March 22, 1978. The collection was arranged and processed by David Smestad in April, 1978.

Number of Containers: 1
Linear Feet of Shelf Space Occupied: .25
Approximate Number of Items: 102


Chris Wolf, the son of Edward Wolf who homesteaded on Goose Neck Road in the Peola country of Asotin and Garfield countries in the 1890’s, was born in 1892. A lifelong farmer and rancher, Wolf built a homestead into a large ranch of nearly 7,000 acres through a series of fortuitous purchases. His success as a farmer he attributes to his early use of the gasoline tractor and the building of a superior heard of cattle through selective breeding. In 1917 Wolf married Miss Alice King. In addition to being a farmer, Wolf was a director of the Peola school district for eight years, served as a Garfield County commissioner and port commissioner, and was one of the original organizers of the Garfield County Memorial Hospital.


The bulk of the collection consists of postcards addressed to Alice King or Chris Wolf. These are arranged chronologically with undated cards filed first. The images on these postcards consist mostly of scenes from various towns in eastern Washington and eastern Oregon and Idaho, such as Pendleton, Oregon, Pomeroy, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho. Many of the postcards are of the novelty variety.




 Postcards: undated or illegible, 1908, 1909, and 1910


Postcards: 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1918


Wolf family photos


Unidentified and miscellaneous postcards and photos