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Today in history, July 20

Today in history, July 20, 2014.

Looking back, July 20

Looking back on July 20, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Letter to the editor: Seeking descendants

To the editor: (Edited for length.) In the summer of 1921, an incident occurred in the Hood River valley which attracted attention, making the front page of the Hood River News, the Portland Oregonian and a Boise Idaho newspaper.

July 13 in history

Today is Sunday, July 13, the 194th day of 2014. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1939, Frank Sinatra made his first commercial recording, “From the Bottom of My Heart” and “Melancholy Mood,” with Harry James and his Orchestra for the Brunswick label.

Looking back on July 13

Looking back on July 13, in the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Talk centers on cataclysmic floods

Ancient Cataclysmic Floods were the Ice Age Floods that preceded the Missoula Floods in the Pacific Northwest. Ancient Cataclysmic flooding initiated in the Early Pleistocene. Erika Medley and Scott Burns (Department of Geology, Portland State University) studied a total of 29 ancient cataclysmic flood sites, visiting all 14 previously studied ancient sites and four Missoula Flood quarries. They also found 11 new sites.

Sherman Co. Historical Museum hosts art archive show

MORO — Sherman County Historical Museum’s team has works from the archive collection to be displayed for July’s Sherman County Artist Series.

Digital archive features historic newspapers from The Dalles

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program Archives at the University of Oregon features digital scans of newspapers from The Dalles.

Today in history, July 6

Today is Sunday, July 6, the 187th day of 2014. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut. (Among the survivors was future actor Charles Nelson Reilly, then age 13.) On this date:

Looking back on July 6

Looking back at July 6, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Fort Dalles Museum to host family fun

Enjoy Family Fun Day at Fort Dalles Museum, Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free all day.

Looking back on June 29

Looking back on June 29, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Today in history, June 22

Sunday, June 22, in history

Looking back, June 22

Looking back, June 22, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Celebrate Pioneer Days in Shaniko

Shaniko, once the largest inland world shipping center in the world, invites members of the public to make their own history June 21 and 22, at Shaniko’s Pioneer Days. Join in the celebration of pioneering and pioneers of the famous wool center and one of Oregon’s most active ghost towns.

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