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Days Gone By: Nov. 8, 1917

This day in local history for November 8.

Published on November 8, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 8, 1917

The replacement of obsolete fire hydrants with modern ones, as a matter of increased fire protection was discussed by the city council last evening and the fire committee was instructed to make a survey and estimate of cost at once. Not only are many of the old hydrants out of order much of the time but there are districts not supplied with any kind of hydrants, thus making their insurance rates very high. Chairman Ell of the fire committee reported that the use of the hydrants by the street cleaners put three out of order in one day last week, and he recommended that the city put in standpipes for the use of the cleaners. Councilman Phelps favored the installation of modern hydrants which were guaranteed for all purposes.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 8, 1967

Excited youngsters watched as workmen “burned the swimming pool” at Heppner Thursday. McCormack Construction Co., Pendleton, started demolition of the old swimming facilities in preparation for construction of a new pool. The wooden portion of the old bath house was pushed against one cement wall and burned, much to the delight of small fry from all over town. Actual construction of the new bath house and relined pool will start this week, a spokesman for McCormack said.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 8, 1992

When Rob Hoffman took his first job as a dishwasher for a restaurant in Moscow, Idaho, he had little idea he would become co-owner of one of the most elegant restaurants in Pendleton. Even further from his mind was the possibility of being grouped with the finest chefs in the Pacific Northwest. But the November issue of the Seattle-based Pacific Northwest magazine features Hoffman and six other chefs from six western states as the “Best of The Best.” And since Hoffman never attended formal culinary school, it makes the award all the more unexpected, he said.


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