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Days Gone By: Nov. 25-26, 2017

This day in local history for November 25-26.

Published on November 25, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 25-26, 1917

As a result of new instructions received from the department of the interior relative to the leasing of Indian lands on the Umatilla reservation, there is a noticeable agitation among some of the white renters and a petition of protest is being circulated in an effort to change the new rulings. Under the instructions received last week by Supt. Swarzlander, hereafter all Indian lands up for lease will be advertised and sealed bids will be received. The man who holds the old lease will be given the privilege of meeting the high bid if he desires to retain the land. The new ruling is believed to have resulted directly from the recent investigations conducted here by H.G. Wilson of the Indian bureau and M.L. Dorr, inspector for the department of the interior. Dorr in particular made a sweeping investigation and is said to have hinted that he would recommend a change in the ruling so that it would be impossible for some farmers to get superior land for half as much rental as other farmers pay for land of less value, a condition said to prevail now. Also it is said that he ascertained that a number of farmers are holding more land on the reservation than the regulations permit.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 25-26, 1967

The Bureau of Land Management sold 22 of its 26 tracts of raw, sagebrush land in a public auction in Boardman Friday that grossed nearly half a million dollars. The sale drew wide-spread interest in the Pacific Northwest because of the irrigation potential from the Columbia River. More than 500 persons jammed into the Grange Hall to witness the selling of the tracts that ranged from 120 to 654 acres. The sale brought an average of approximately $48 per acre. Most spirited bidding was on a section with an appraised value of $31,600, that went for $40,200 to Oscar Peterson, Morrow County rancher and former county judge. There was no evidence of large corporation farmers, or combines of irrigation-minded speculators at the sale.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 25-26, 1992

In her senior season, University of Washington guard Laura Moore is determined to do more to help her team — and her own image. She misses the days when opponents were in awe of playing the Huskies, a feeling that was missing last year when Washington slumped to a 9-9 Pac-10 record. She also continues to disdain the label of being “only a shooter.” “I haven’t been the player I’ve wanted to be since I’ve been here,” the 5-foot-9-inch Pendleton product said at a media gathering recently to launch the Husky women’s season. “It hasn’t been the coach, it hasn’t been the team. It’s been me pretty much holding myself back. I’m going to change that this year.”


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