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Talk focuses on military road

Dennis Birney of the Klickitat County Historical Society in Goldendale will present pictures and the history of the first north-south wagon road through Klickitat County Saturday, March 1, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. This is the program that was postponed because of snow earlier in February.

Today in history, Feb. 23

Today is Sunday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2014. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated.

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Looking back from Feb. 23

Looking back in The Chronicle at events and stories from Feb. 23.

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Reynolds focuses on Rajneesh history

Oral historian Julie Reynolds will present a program, “Close Encounters: Wasco County Residents Remember the Rajneeshees,” Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

Fairground marks a century

State bill will recognize era

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Forum focuses on Civil War letters

Local author Katherine Arbon will present “Civil War Letters: Faith, Family, Freedom … and Blackberry Jam,” Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Seating in the upstairs courtroom and downstairs sheriff’s office is limited. Arbon has consented to repeat the program later Saturday afternoon if there is an overflow crowd.

Today in History, Feb. 9

Today is Sunday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2014. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York on CBS. The G.I. Joe action figure was introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

Looking Back

Looking Back on Feb. 9, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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A tradition of citizen soldiers

The National Guard is moving out of its aging armory, but it will carry with it almost two centuries of tradition

Looking back on Feb. 2

February 2 20 Years Ago-1994 The Port of the Dalles is changing and changing rapidly. And there’s no one who is feeling quite as good about it as Port of The Dalles Executive Director Scott Hege. Hege has been in the position for a few years, and said the growth process on Port property has been slow. But if the first month of 1994 is an indicator of what is to come, Hege will have his hands full for the rest of the year. Three separate structures are currently being built on Port property, and negotiations are in progress to bring in at least five others.

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Geology launches history series

History talks run through February and highlight regional geology

Looking back on Jan. 26

Jan. 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Today in History, Jan. 19

Today is Sunday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2014. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1807, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Va.

Looking Back, Jan. 18

Looking back at Jan. 18, in The Dalles Chronicle.

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Monument base removal underway

The unfinished base of a proposed Lewis and Clark monument memorial in Thompson Park is being removed.

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