August 25 20 Years Ago-1993 Susan Huntington thought a lynch mob might be looking for her because the food kept running out. Jerry Schubert, the Wagon Master of the official Oregon Trail Wagon Train, said the parade through downtown The Dalles was “the best production we’ve seen.” Eric Fishman, project manager of the Oregon Trail Wagon Train, said the parade, the crowds of people and the great evening all added up to one of the best events he had seen celebrating the arrival of the wagon train. The official Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial Wagon Train arrived in The Dalles Tuesday and thousands of cheering residents and visitors lined Second Street to welcome the wagon train participants.
The Dalles has more than 70 historic buildings steeped in the wild history of the old West.
August 11 20 Years Ago-1993 The Dalles city councilors may soon be elected by city-wide vote, not from various wards. The City Council itself strongly favors several changes to the City Charter, including abolishment of the present city ward system. Other changes considered at last night’s council work session included adding another member to the Council, giving the mayor a vote and changing the way city ordinances are approved. The Charter is essentially the city’s constitution, dictating procedures for passing laws and appointing both elected and hired leaders. It was first written in 1898, and has been altered several times since.
40th Annual Dufur Threshing Bee Metzentine & DePriest Families are this year's Grand Marshals Parade- Saturday 10am Tractor Pull- Saturday 1pm Steak feed-Saturday 4pm Grange Breakfast-Saturday and Sunday 6am Classic Car Show-Sunday 10am
August 4 20 Years Ago-1993 The city of The Dalles must come up with at least $96,680 in cash by March 1994 if it wants to begin work on the Mill Creek Greenway. As a result, the project may be placed on hold because the city does not have the money. Planning Director Dan Durow told The Dalles City Council last night.
Team wants to make sure Kooskia isn’t forgotten
Deep in the mountains of northern Idaho, miles from the nearest town, lies evidence of a little-known portion of a shameful chapter of American history.
July 28 20 Years Ago-1993 Eldon Hult, a 16-year-old student at The Dalles High School, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to those involved in the program, the Eagle Scout Award.
Judging from the responses to last week’s mystery photo, above, one of the most memorable events in the history of the old The Dalles Junior High School was the day Sen. Bobby Kennedy came to visit in 1968.
July 21 in history.
July 21 20 Years Ago-1993 A lot of people in the Mid-Columbia and The Dalles are willing to help give an injured animal a second chance. The outpouring of concern and support following a July 14 story in The Dalles Chronicle, about an injured dog’s plight has been “fantastic,” say those handling the case.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the first Christian mission established in The Dalles, and a re-enactment of the first camp revival is set for this Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. at Pulpit Rock.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — When Desiree Lukens stepped into the shallow trench, she didn’t just go down a couple of feet; she stepped back a couple of centuries.
40 Years Ago-1973 The outlaw ride, a fiddlers contest and the coronation of the queen of Fort Dales Days got that annual celebration off and rolling today. The outlaw ride, with the Fort Dalles Days Vigilantes going through the downtown area selling string neckties for the event, started off the week long occasion.
Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2013. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:
Historian Linda Wilson will present a program about the life longtime Wasco County resident and rodeo pioneer Blanche McGaughey Sammis on Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at the main The Dalles-Wasco County Library.
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