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Looking Back on November 6, 2016

Terray Harmon contributed to this report. Due to a phone outage early in the week, additional calls may have been missed.
Last week’s History Mystery, above, was scanned from a 4- by 5-inch black and white film negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle. Information on the envelope reads, “Royal Tire Center, day and nite (sic) photos, April 8, 1959.”
The was taken with Second Street to the right; a Highway 30 sign is visible when the photo is enlarged. Some of the visible signs read “Super creamed ice cream,” “Cresent” and “(obscured) apex Insurance.” Photo was taken from across Laughlin Street, near where Pioneer Electric is today: The Coca-Cola mural in the background can still be seen today.


Terray Harmon contributed to this report. Due to a phone outage early in the week, additional calls may have been missed. Last week’s History Mystery, above, was scanned from a 4- by 5-inch black and white film negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle. Information on the envelope reads, “Royal Tire Center, day and nite (sic) photos, April 8, 1959.” The was taken with Second Street to the right; a Highway 30 sign is visible when the photo is enlarged. Some of the visible signs read “Super creamed ice cream,” “Cresent” and “(obscured) apex Insurance.” Photo was taken from across Laughlin Street, near where Pioneer Electric is today: The Coca-Cola mural in the background can still be seen today.



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Terray Harmon, Gary Conley, John Lundell, Robbie Anderson, and Scott and Sonja Little all contributed to this report. Last week’s History Mystery, above, was scanned from a 4- by 5-inch black and white negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle/The Dalles Optimist. The information on the envelope reads, “Humason, Orlando residence, Father of Wasco County, Jan. 11, 1954.” The house is located at 908 Court Street and is currently the residence of Scott and Sonja Little. The Littles said it was built in 1858. Gary Conley said he lived behind the house some 60 years ago, when a woman named “Nellie” lived there. “It’s a lot nicer looking now,” he said. “They have fixed it up a lot.”

20 years ago – 1996

Skeptical in the face of an avalanche of measures, Wasco County and Oregon voters said no thanks, and in some cases no way, to the vast majority of the 23 proposals on the general election ballot...

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