1937, Vibert Jeffers photograph, Susan Parish Collection, Southwest Regional Archives

This image from February 1937 shows the result of a successful cougar hunt. Elwyn Miles, the owner of the Miles Sporting Goods store, is one of the proud men in the photograph by Vibert Jeffers. The store was located in the Van Epps building at 107 Capitol Way, where Browser’s Books is now. Photographs selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. For more information, visit us at