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Days Gone By: Jan. 18, 2018

This day in local history for January 18.

Published on January 18, 2018 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 18, 1918

That owners of the timber in the southern part of Umatilla county are preparing to develop their property this spring and that the plans in connection with the enterprise call for extending the Pilot Rock Branch to Ukiah and the establishment of a large saw mill adjacent to Pendleton is the substance of a report received here today. There is said to be “only one chance in a thousand” that the plan will not be carried out. Nothing is said as to the probable location of the mill but several suitable sites are said to be available for the purpose. A crew of from 250 to 300 men is contemplated.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 18, 1968

The city of Pendleton will find itself on a list of delinquent property taxpayers Umatilla County will publish next month in a foreclosure list. The city council learned Tuesday that the city is now almost $40,000 behind in taxes the county has assessed on the city’s rental property at the airport. The terminal building and the cropland are not included. City Attorney John Walker said Tuesday his research indicates the city failed to pay the 1963-64 bill because of a lack of funds.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 18, 1993

The only thing missing is violence. All the other signs — the colors, hand signals, tattoos, oversized clothing and graffiti — point to at least three formal, functioning youth gangs in Hermiston. Parents are worried, school officials are concerned, and police are cautious enough to commit three-fifths of an officer’s time strictly to the investigation of gangs in Hermiston. So far, activities by gang members — mostly Hispanic boys between the ages of 11 and 18 — have been fairly unremarkable. Guns and drugs have played a very limited role, although a 12-year-old boy was accidentally killed in November by a blast from a shotgun, which was to be used in a rumble between gang “wannabes” from Umatilla and one or more Hermiston youth.


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