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Days Gone By: Dec. 2-3, 2017

This day in local history for December 2-3.

Published on December 2, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 2-3, 1917

Sheriff T.D. Taylor has received through the Adams Express Co. a picture of the man arrested and held in Cheyenne for sending a package marked “canned fruit” and containing a large quantity of dynamite from this city to Cheyenne, and also of the man’s wife to whom the package was shipped. They gave the names of Ed Shainard and Marjie McDonald. They were first picked up for giving a man knockout drops and robbing him of a $1000 diamond. Sheriff Taylor recognizes neither.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 2-3, 1967

Mr. and Mrs. Don Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Burke, and Mr. and Mrs. Evans Kahclamat and family of White Swan, Wash., returned recently from a week in Boston, Mass. The occasion arose when Jordan Marsh, the largest department store in Boston, asked Pendleton Woolen Mills to sponsor an Indian program for a full week during a “Salute to America” promotion the store was having. They felt the Indians could “capture the whole promotion” as the most colorful and exciting activity. Buchanan emceed the program and gave a brief review of the Pendleton area, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Pendleton Round-Up, and their relationship with the Indians in this territory. He also acted as interpreter for Burke’s speech of greeting to the Bostonians. The Kahclamat family of six — the youngest 2 years old — in full Indian dress, sang to the beat of drums and performed their ancient tribal dances for the half-hour programs. An estimated 300 to 500 attended each performance four times daily and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the show, according to Buchanan.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 2-3, 1992

It’s a tricky job releasing tiny rainbow trout and then giving them a good chance at survival. But a group of Pendleton junior high and Washington Elementary School students were successful Wednesday along the snowy banks of the Umatilla River. The students, part of Future Farmers of America at the junior high and members of the SMILE program at the elementary school, spent about an hour introducing the young fish to a new and hostile environment. Bill Peal, FFA instructor, said every effort is made to improve the survival of the fish, but it’s not as important as what students can learn. The FFA is part of STEP — Steelhead and Trout Enhancement Program — which encourages volunteer help in fishery improvements.


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