Post 130 Zillah, Washington

Post 130

Zillah, Washington

Post 130 Zillah, Washington

About This Post

Post Namesake
James H. Schooley
Notable Members
Every one of our members for the past 98 years is equally notable for their service to our country.
What Makes this Post Unique
We are the only Post in the state of Washington that is located in a city that starts with the letter "Z".

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HISTORY

1910

James H. Schooley Killed in Action

James H. Schooley, Private, Company I, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action at the Battle of the Marne, July 19, 1918 near Chateau-Thierry, France. Son of Elmer E. and Elizabeth A. Schooley. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, May 19th, 1921.
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James H. Schooley Killed in Action
WWI Memorial Dedicated

WWI Memorial Dedicated

WWI Memorial dedicated at the Orchardvale School. IN APPRECIATION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY THE ORCHARDVALE BOYS IN THE WORLDS WAR. ABRAHAM L. ROBERTS (KIA) FRANCE D. JOHNSON (KIA) F. LEASE, E. DOUGLAS, J. L. NICHOLS, M. A. OLSON, R. WARNER, L. THOMAS, E. MOORHEAD, J. E. CLARK, G. VAIL, A. D. MACKELVIE, W. W. BUSH, H. MCFARLAND, O. P. LUCAS, S. THOMPSON, R. STAFFORD, C. E. CHASE, R. MOORHEAD, L. WESSELIUS, R. E. ROWLAND,..
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1920

First Meeting Location

The first meetings of Post 130 were held in the Council Room of the Government Building (United States Reclamation Service) in Zillah.
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First Meeting Location
24 Charter Members

24 Charter Members

To: E. A. Klebba, Department Adjutant-Finance Officer, State of Washington. Enclosed herewith is money for the sum twenty-four dollars ($24.00), to accompany application for Post of the American Legion, to be known as the JAMES H. SCHOOLEY POST, at Zillah, Washington. This money is for the annual dues and one years subscription to the America Legion Weekly for each of the following named men: Charles E. Ware, Thomas Granger, Seth W. Scott, George W. Forrest,..
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Letter to Mr. & Mrs. Schooley

My dear Mr. and Mrs. Schooley, At the meeting of ex-service men which was held on last Monday night for the purpose of organizing a local post of the American Legion, the following motion was carried unanimously: "That the name of the local post be the JAMES H. SCHOOLEY POST, American Legion, in honor, and to perpetuate the name of James H. Schooley, who was killed in action on July 19th, 1918." Trusting that this..
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Letter to Mr. & Mrs. Schooley

Temporary Charter Date

Temporary charter issued.
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Letter from Mr. & Mrs. Schooley

Mr. Charles E. Ware, Adjutant, American Legion. Dear Sir: We appreciate the thoughtfulness , and kind thoughts of James in naming the American Legion Post of Zillah in his honor. May this organization be a help to its members and the country they served. Thanking you again , for in the naming, the honor you have thus conferred on him. Very Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Schooley, Zillah
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Letter from Mr. & Mrs. Schooley

Permanent Charter Date

Permanent charter issued.
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Post 130 meets at the I.O.O.F. Building, built 1908

The local Legion was on the move again looking for a permanent home.
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Post 130 meets at the I.O.O.F. Building, built 1908
James H. Schooley Buried

James H. Schooley Buried

James H. Schooley was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Post 130 Builds its First Post Home 1922-1947

Members of Post 130 with much enthusiasm and donated labor, as well as a bond issue, built the Legion Hall. The building still stands on the corner of Second Avenue and 7th Street. Members left to right are Chester C. Woodall, Grover H. Seat, Ford C. Hovis, and George W. Forrest.
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Post 130 Builds its First Post Home 1922-1947
The Graves Fund Nears the $100,000 Mark

The Graves Fund Nears the $100,000 Mark

WASHINGTON. Zillah: Auxiliary to James H. Schooley Post, $2.00. The American Legion Weekly
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1930

Dues Record Book

$5.00 dues!
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Dues Record Book

1940

American Legion Color Guard 1947

American Legion Color Guard 1947

The American Legion Color Guard leads the Zillah Community Days parade down Second Avenue. The old Zillah High School building (demolished in 1979) stands to the right.
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Zillah Post Moves to Orchardvale School 1947-1951

In 1945 the Zillah and Orchardvale school districts consolidated and the Orchardvale school was closed. The Post bought the property in the summer of 1947. The old Post home had become too small after the end of WWII and many new members had joined. The property was sold to the Orchardvale Grange for $7,000.00 in 1951.
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Zillah Post Moves to Orchardvale School 1947-1951

1960

Zillah Legion has membership drive

Zillah Legion has membership drive

Membership Drive
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Stag Night

Stag Night open to the public.
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Stag Night
New Nylon Flag

New Nylon Flag

Dale Logsdon, left, commander of James H. Schooley American Legion Post, No. 130, Zillah, holds one end of a new flag the post presented to the city of Zillah, which was accepted by Mayor Cecil Osborne, right.
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New Flags Will Fly Over New School

Charles Skinner, president of the Zillah Lions Club, and Dale Logsdon, Commander of the James H. Schooley American Legion Post 130, present a new Washington State flag and American flag to Wayne Harrold, principal of the Geoff Hilton Elementary School. The front part of the school and flags burned. Classes were still held in the back part of the school.
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New Flags Will Fly Over New School
Zillah Legion plans 50th anniversary fete

Zillah Legion plans 50th anniversary fete

An old fashioned box supper will highlight the Zillah American Legion 50th Anniversary Saturday night. The Legion celebrates its 50th birthday March 15-17. Four 50-year charter members will be honored during the evening. They are Geoffrey Hilton, Fred Hovis, and Herron Wilson, Zillah members, and Grover Seat from Yakima. They will be presented with 50-year pins, certificates and patches to be worn on their Legion caps. The members have been very active in Legion through..
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