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Days Gone By: Sept. 13, 2017

This day in local history for September 13.

Published on September 13, 2017 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 13, 1917

Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday for the African Protective Progressive Order of this city. The incorporators are William H. Bazzell, founder, Warren Crawford, worthy promoter, Robert H. Gray, vice worthy promoter, Willis Miles, secretary-treasurer and George W. Hooker. The purposes as set forth are “to promote the common welfare, secure a more perfect union, uphold their country and its laws and to advance the interests of members.” The organization is incorporated for $100.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 13, 1967

S.E. Brogoitti, Helix, former chairman of the State Board of Education, was in satisfactory condition this morning at Grande Ronde hospital with burns he received during a five-car accident Sunday. Brogoitti was the driver of a car struck in the rear by another car during a blinding dust storm on Highway 82, five miles from La Grande. His gasoline tank exploded, and when he got out of the car, he was caught in the flames. He suffered third degree neck and face burns. Ahead of Brogoitti’s car was a car that had stopped during the dust storm.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 13, 1992

A large manufacturing business from Washington has expressed interest in relocating to Milton-Freewater, which could add as many as 80 jobs to the local economy. But it’s hardly a done deal. The Pacific Grinding Wheels company, now located in Marysville, Wash., wants to move from eastern Washington — possible into the old Key Technology building. Company president Jim Kean said the moving plans are contingent on several factors. After eight months of preliminary work on the part of the city of Milton-Freewater and the Port of Umatilla, a financial picture is coming into focus that should allow the company to move.



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