60 Years Ago-1953 Wasco County today issued the Harvey Aluminum Company of Torrance, Calif., a building permit to erect a $3,000,000 structure west of here as the first major unit of a projected $65,000,000 aluminum reduction plant.
Anyone looking to take a weekend trip down memory lane is sure to be taken back to their school years by a visit to the School District Archive Museum, which opened for the year on May 4.
Today is Sunday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2013. There are 233 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 12, 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened in Washington.
100 Years Ago-1913 Twenty members of the Old Fort Dalles Historical Society enjoyed a picnic at Big Eddy Saturday. They were very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. George E. Goodwin, who was assisted by Mesdames Polhemus, Saunders, Woods and Maury.
The Wasco County Pioneer Association chose William Rooper and Jan Leininger as the Pioneer Man and Woman of the Year for 2013 at Saturday’s annual meeting.
100 Years Ago-1913 With the Methodist, Christian, United Brethren and Baptist churches as plaintiffs, a suit was filed by Bright, Bryant & Ellis, attorneys, in the circuit court late Saturday afternoon against Mayor Judd S. Fish, Recorder George Ross, Treasurer Edward Kurtz and members of the city council, as defendants, the object of the legal proceedings being to prevent the city from issuing saloon licenses in the future. It is claimed the council has no legal right to grant liquor permits because of a charter omission which was made when the state legislature re-enacted a section of the local charter in 1905.
MORO — Take a walk on the rural side as the national-award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro opens today, May 1.
The Rural Organizing Project’s History from Below workshop stops at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center classroom Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
April 28 20 Years Ago-1993 A partial restoration of inexpensive power means the expected 72 layoffs at Columbia Aluminum will total only 58, officials said. In its first ever power-related layoffs, the plant in late March identified 72 surplus positions, Plant Manager Bill Bell said. Of those positions thus far, 32 have been laid off, he said. Over the next 17 days, 32 downed pots will be placed back in production, Bell said, but 92 of the plant’s 526 pots will stay down.
Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1788, Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. On this date: In 1758, the fifth president of the United States,
Teddy's coming! Teddy Roosevelt's Oregon Roadshow, a live performance by historical impersonator Joe Wiegand, will visit The Dalles for a dinner presentation, May 14, 2013, as part of a six-day tour of schools, museums, and historical societies across Oregon.
Oregon State University Extension Service is sponsoring a spring tour, “Travel Through Time and Territory,” Friday, May 24. The public is invited to this annual event, which is hosted by the Wasco and Hood River County Home Extension Council.
Looking Back April 21 20 Years Ago-1993 To assure the Crate’s Point Oregon Trail Exhibit is complete on time, The Dalles Convention and Visitors Bureau is facing the possibility of having to borrow money from the city’s general fund.
Today in history The Associated Press Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2013. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence.
JAZZ CONCERT: High school jazz bands from the Mid-Columbia will gather for their 12th annual Mid-Columbia Jazz Night Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m., at The Dalles Civic Auditorium ballroom in The Dalles.
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