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Days Gone By: Oct. 18, 2017

This day in local history for October 18.

Published on October 18, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 18, 1917

The audience at the O.A.C.-Idaho football game Saturday will see the college contest from the grandstand. There will be too many people present to permit of turning the crowd loose along the sidelines such as is done at high school games, and all people except substitutes and officials will be kept off the south sidelines in order not to obstruct the view from the grandstand. The playing field will be placed as near the grandstand as possible for the benefit of the spectators.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 18, 1967

Col. Charles Wellington Furlong (U.S.A. Ret.), F.R.G.S., author of “Let ’er Buck,” and grand marshal of the Westward Ho! parade in 1966, died recently in Hanover, N.H., two months short of his 94th birthday. Explorer, author, soldier, artist, ethnologist, lecturer, world citizen who still claimed Pendleton as his home town, he was also a top cowboy and in 1914 won the world’s championship bull riding at the Round-Up, riding the notorious Sharkey, staying 12 1/2 seconds, a record never beaten.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 18, 1992

Ralph and Katie Low of Pilot Rock were recent hosts for author Patrick McManus, who visited the area for a book signing. His humorous books about the outdoors include “Real Ponies Don’t Go Oink” and “The Good Samaritan Strikes Again.” Ralph and Pat met in June 1991 during the writer’s last stop at Armchair Books in Pendleton. Pat was interested in chukar hunting, and Ralph knew just the property. Bird rights are owned by Dr. Richard Koch, father-in-law to the Lows’ son, Wayne, both of Pilot Rock.


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