“Stage Coaches and Stations of Eastern Oregon and Washington” is the featured presentation at the annual meeting of the Original Wasco County Courthouse.
SANDY — In cooperation with the Hood River Crag Rats Mountain Rescue Organization, the Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest is now offering reservations for the public to participate in free interpretive tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn with tours starting July 7.
Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2013. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1913, Actors’ Equity Association was organized by a group of actors at the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in
20 Years Ago-1993 Murals on Craig Office supply and Tony’s Town & Country were approved by The Dalles Historical Landmarks Commission Wednesday. Roger Cook of Sandy, the official artist of the Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial will paint the 10x68’ Craig mural, said W.E. (Webb) Peterson, of The Dalles Mural Society. Also approved was a 40x26’ mural on the Tony’s building, to be painted by Robert Thomas of Idaho. The Mural Society applied for both murals. No drawings on the content of the proposed murals were presented to the commission, but submission of schematic drawings and proposed colors for the murals and a description of how the mural will be placed on the Craig building were among the three conditions the HLC attached to its approval.
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.
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