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Looking Bac, Oct. 27

Looking Back at Oct. 27.

Looking Back on Oct. 20

Looking Back 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 years ago. Drawn from the files of The Dalles Chronicle.

Today in History, Oct. 13

Today in History, Oct. 13.

Looking Back, Oct. 13

Looking back on Oct. 13.

Today in History, Oct. 6

Today is Sunday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2013. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of “The Jazz Singer,” starring Al Jolson, a movie that featured both silent and sound-synchronized sequences.

Looking back, Oct. 6

Looking back at Oct.6 in Wasco County.

Today in History, Sept 22

Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2013. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.

Looking back, Sept 21

Looking back, Sept 21, 2013

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What's happening from Sept. 20

New Entries HARVEST BAZAAR: Flagstone’s Fall Harvest Bazaar will be Saturday Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3325 Columbia View Drive. It offers a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping. Have something to sell? Contact Danette for vendor information, and to reserve a space. 541-298-5656 or email dutley@flagstoneassistedliving.com Space is limited. Cost is $10. Bring a table, or rent for $5.

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Civil War Visit

The Idaho Civil War Volunteers were "encamped" at Fort Dalles Museum Saturday.

Today in History, Sept. 8

Today is Sunday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2013. There are 114 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 8, 1943, during World War II, Gen. Dwight E. Eisenhower announced Italy’s surrender; Nazi Germany denounced Italy’s decision as a cowardly act.

Looking back, Sept. 8

20 Years Ago-1993 November 15 has been the date set for a new committee to set the ground work for future tourism promotion in The Dalles. The City Council, in a unanimous vote last night, agreed to form a nine member committee whose sole purpose will be to “prepare a scope of work for the request for Proposals, which should identify the visitor and tourism services to be provided” for the city of The Dalles.

Looking Back, Sept. 1

J.D. Stack of Portland, assistant general manager and superintendent of the first division of the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company, spent Saturday afternoon here in conference with the business men regarding the proposed extension of the fill in the Mill Creek ravine to the Mill Creek tunnel. The present plan of the railroad is to fill only a part of the ravine. It is estimated that the city would probably have to pay for only a small share of the proposed fill, as it would be only the part which would be made into a 60 foot street west of the Hotel Dalles corner.

Today in History, Aug. 25

The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2013. There are 128 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 25, 1943, U.S.-led Allied troops liberated New Georgia in the Solomon Islands from Japanese forces during World War II.

Looking back, Aug. 25

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.

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