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Days Gone By: Jan. 27-28, 2018

This day in local history for January 27-28.

Published on January 27, 2018 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 27-28, 1918

With Dr. S.B.L. Penrose, president of Whitman College, as the speaker of the occasion, the Church of the Redeemer of this city yesterday unfurled its service flag with 21 stars thereon. The flag will be flown throughout the war. The dedication of the flag occurred at the close of the morning service which was featured by patriotic music by the choir and an eloquent address by Dr. Penrose.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 27-28, 1968

A $1,000 gift has been made to Meadowood Springs Speech Camp by the Jackson Foundation. The money will provide five two-week scholarships for disadvantaged youngsters with speech, hearing or language disorders. The Jackson Foundation was created by the late Maria C. Jackson, widow of Charles Samuel Jackson, publisher of the East Oregonian 1880-1904 and publisher of the Oregon Journal 1902-1924. The camp was founded by three Umatilla County men, Dr. H.H. Hendricks, Milton-Freewater; Ernest Cristler, Pendleton; and Jack Kessling, a former resident. Cristler is special education director of the Umatilla County Intermediate Education District and is camp director.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 27-28, 1993

Pendleton Underground Tours Inc. will spend $400,000 over the next 15 years for the red-brick building that houses this town’s fastest-growing tourist attraction. Kirt Skinner, president of the Underground’s board of directors, said the purchase will protect the non-profit organization’s long-term interests by stopping potential buyouts by outside interests and by enhancing the organization’s chances at winning development grants.


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