on April 5, 1894, An innocent “H” was struck from this earth.
ON WHAT is to be assumed As a BEAUTIFUL and windy Spring DAY,
A DUEL WAS CONDUCTED WITH INK-POTS AND BALL PENS,
AT A DISTANCE OF .002345 PACES.
Though valiant in heR efforts to defend her given name, ellensburgh fell that day.
the death blow, delivered by the postmaster, forever removed the “H” from Ellensburgh.
in her fire-kissed ashes the beautiful BOROUGH was born again as Ellensburg.
Mary Ellen shoudy’s contributions to this community are not unremembered. Her namesake, however spelled, proudly TREASURErs her memory.
WE will NEVER FORGET THE BRAVE H THAT was struck down in the name of beaucracy and the Time lost for the sake of EXPEDIENCY.