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Days Gone By: Dec. 13, 2017

This day in local history for December 13.

Published on December 13, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 13, 1917

Giving fresh evidence of Pendleton’s location as a hub for inland empire activities is the announcement that the biological survey of the department of agriculture has decided to establish the headquarters of Luther J. Goldman, predatory animal inspector for Idaho, in this city after the first of the year. Because of the fact that Mr. Goldman’s work takes him into both northern and southern Idaho he is forced to jump from one end of the state to the other, passing through both Oregon and Washington en route, as there is no railway connecting the two parts of Idaho. Pendleton’s location adapts itself to his requirements as headquarters and his superiors decided it would be more economical and more convenient for him to be located here.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 13, 1967

One man was killed and two other people hospitalized as the result of a two-car head-on collision on Highway 11 near Adams early Tuesday morning. Dead on arrival to St. Anthony Hospital was James Ross Simonton, 24, of Pendleton. Simonton was the driver of a southbound vehicle that crossed the center line into the path of a car driven by Gail Ann Taber, 21, Long Creek. She suffered a broken elbow and leg. Simonton’s passenger, Everett D. Pennington, 25, Pendleton, was in critical condition Tuesday morning at St. Anthony Hospital.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 13, 1992

Entrepreneur Anne Beard of Heppner spends many hours painstakingly creating exquisite, one-of-a-kind fashions from tiny pieces of silk. Her work is drawing praise. A long, reversible coat sporting brilliant colors recently was acclaimed winner of the “Fabrics at Their Best” division during a juried Art to Wear show in Yakima, Wash. Beard said she was influenced by her mother’s sewing talents. The skills helped her become “one of the best dressed kids in school.” Beard and her mother, Florence Bayless, decided to try to break into the competitive fashion world about nine years ago. Their first juried show was in Savanna, Fla., the state where Bayless lives. They sold everything they brought to the show.


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