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Days Gone By: Dec. 22, 2017

This day in local history for December 22.

Published on December 22, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 22, 1917

Miss Frankie Sturdivant, who went to Pendleton with the drafted boys last week, had some experience on returning to Ukiah. While she was in Pendleton a heavy rain fell which made traveling in a car very hard. But Miss Sturdivant not being easily discouraged, started for home, and all went well until she reached the summit of the Yellowjacket mountain, where she found a foot of snow. Here the car refused to go further and, while debating what course to pursue, a lone horseman rode up and she asked him if he could assist her. He kindly said yes, and having a long lariat on his saddle, he soon had the rope fastened to the car and around the saddle horn and he pulled the car up two or three steep places, and she came on to town long after dark, with everything covered with mud and headlights gleaming, and laughingly said, “Tis good to be here.”

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 22, 1967

A semi-truck and tractor sheared off a power pole at SE 9th and Frazer this morning when it failed to make the curve on the slush-covered street. The power pole fell across the garage driveway at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burns, 420 SE 9th. Mrs. Burns said this is the fourth time a vehicle has hit the power pole in the six months the family has lived in the house. “I’ve just about had it,” she told the East Oregonian. “I won’t even let my children play in the front yard any more.” Mrs. Burns said the power pole has saved the garage in each instance. Warning signs to slow down on the curve have also been knocked down by motorists who “take that curve too fast.” “The police finally put the sign up across the street,” she said.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 22, 1992

Quarterback Tony Hilde of Pendleton and defensive lineman Joe Donnerberg of West Linn have been named state Class 4A prep football players of the year by The Oregonian. Hilde, a senior, passed for 2,184 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for 960 years and 13 touchdowns for the Buckaroos. He also was named to the all-state team as a defensive back. He has been a four-sport star at Pendleton, where he led the Bucks to a 9-2 record and the second round of the football playoffs this fall, their best finish in several seasons.


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