From the "Wilbur Register," Wilbur, WA.
J.W. Hartline, of the promising town of Parnell, situated about ten or twelve miles west of Davisine (Almira), was in town Tuesday to get some posters announcing a Fourth of July celebration. When the Central Washington and Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern railroads were running their surveys through western Lincoln and eastern Douglas counties, Parnell sprang up, four and one-half miles southeast of Hartline. The town had one store, but the construction of the 'Seattle' rail line was abandoned and left Parnell storeless and soon nothing remained but the same.