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Days Gone By: May 19, 2017

This day in local history for May 19.

Published on May 19, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 19, 1917

Members of the second or married men’s military unit will be measured of their uniforms at the regular drill tomorrow morning at Round-Up Park. The company at the drill last evening voted in favor of khaki breeches, regulation leggings, flannel shirt and campaign hat. A committee consisting of Lieutenant Chambers, Sergeant Steiwer and Sergeant Thompson was appointed to make the purchases and an effort will be made to get them here in time for the Decoration Day exercises.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 19, 1967

Pendleton’s 1967 clean-up campaign got a soapy sendoff this morning as downtown merchants manned brooms to scrub down the mall. It’s hoped before the campaign is over on June 10 that it will spread to every neighborhood in the city. The Pendleton Lions Club is in charge of the clean-up campaign this year, which officially runs from May 20 to June 10. Last year Pendleton placed second and the year before, during the first state-wide clean-up campaign, Pendleton won the cup. The mall scrub-down was just the first of many such efforts around town. Monday, the local Naval Reserve unit will show how the sailors do it by washing down the city hall steps.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 19, 1992

Beef cattle ranchers in Umatilla County are putting Northeast Oregon on the map as one of the most progressive regions in the business, evidenced by an unbroken string of national beef producer awards. The Kopp Ranch near Pilot Rock is the third Umatilla County ranch in as many years to win the Beef Improvement Federation’s “Outstanding Commercial Producer” award, given to just one ranch family nationwide each year.


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