Seattle-based author Harriet Baskas will be the keynote speaker for Maryhill Museum of Art’s annual conference June 24-26. Baskas is a regular contributor for NBC News Travel and CNBC Road Warrior and an author of several books, including Washington Icons, Oregon Curiosities, Washington Curiosities and Museums of the Northwest, and Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You.
Looking back on May 30, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle
A number of people provided information on this photograph, including Duane McLaughlin, Larry, Sherry and Chris Kaseberg, Terray Harmon, Gary Conley, Daniel, Irene Sullenger, L. Piles, Mark Roth and Mike Phillips. The aerial photograph was taken Dec. 2, 1953, and is labled “By-Pass Route.” Interstate 84 and Highway 197 and The Dalles dam have yet to be built. The photograph was scanned from a 5 by 7 inch negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Marge Harding, who began her career as a home economics teacher at The Dalles High School and now resides in Oregon City, will present a program titled “Did They Really Wear That to the Courthouse?” at the Original Courthouse Annual Meeting Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the original courthouse, 410 West 2nd Place.
A number of people recognized the photo above as The Dalles Soda Works, 900 E. Second St., The Dalles, including Shari McConnell, Russ Brown, Mike Kilkenny, Susan Ortega, Bill Johnson, Lee Langston, Sheri Estivias, Gary Connley, Glenda Rosa, George Bradly, Jake Grossmiller, Petie Biddle and Mary Davis.
Looking back, May 10
April 26 20 Years Ago-1995 An agreement signed Tuesday by the Northern Wasco County PUD earns it a $3 million settlement from the Bonneville Power Administration, after the federal agency terminated its agreement to build the McNary Dam Hydroelectric project.
Looking back on March 22
Looking back on March 15, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
GRANTS PASS — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. The find was announced Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which controls the land on which the site was found.
Looking back on March 1, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle, and History Mystery results.
St. Paul’s Chapel is the topic for the last of this year’s Regional History Forum programs at the Original Wasco County Courthouse. Rodger Nichols will present photos and stories that he and Julie Reynolds have prepared about the historic church. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the 1859 Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles.
Mystery gadget The search for a photo to match the “Mystery Gadget” found in an old junk pile by Raleigh Dillon-Underhill of Dufur and published in the Chronicle on Feb. 11 remains elusive. The explanation that seems to best fit the circular metal band, with several arrow-shaped points of different sizes pointing in one direction, was offered by Russ Wilcox of The Dalles. He said the device was likely part of a tool to make wagon wheel hubs around the turn of the century. We have been unable to find a picture that would confirm that assessment. Glen Davidson of The Dalles guessed that the metal ring was attached to a wooden handle and used as a hand-operated drill. We have attempted to verify that use of the ring without success. Other residents suggested the metal piece was part of a Christmas tree stand and a whale harpoon. Anyone with information about this mystery is asked to call RaeLynn Ricarte at 541-506-4604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Time and Change on Mount Adams” is the title of the Regional History Forum presentation Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. in the historic courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles.
Looking back on Feb. 15, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.