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Published on July 11, 2018 3:26PM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 11, 1918

Henry Collins paid $2100 yesterday to act as caddy for Mrs. William A. Gavin, metropolitan woman’s golf champion, defeated by Forrest Watsen in an exhibition match which netted $4430 for the Drake Section Sanitaire, ambulance unit of the French army. The privilege was auctioned off and as “Hans” was the last bidder to raise the ante he won the distinction of paying the highest price to carry any player’s caddy bag.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 11, 1968

If you’re a graduate student attending a foreign school on a fellowship, the place to go is Paraguay. That is, from a financial standpoint, said Byron A. Nichols, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Myron Nichols of Pendleton, who has been here this week with his wife. “You can buy a filet mignon dinner in Asunción for $1.25, and have a strawberry sundae for dessert,” he said. Byron and his wife, Lynda, went to Asunción, Paraguay, eight months ago. Byron, with a master’s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University, received a fellowship from the university to do research on his doctoral dissertation in comparative politics. “I chose Paraguay because it has never been studied,” he said.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 11, 1993

An Arkansas woman who stopped in Pendleton this week says she’s living her lifetime dream by traveling the Oregon Trail by horse. George Haney, 49, embarked on her trip westward from Independence, Mo., on May 1. “I’ve wanted to do this since I was a child,” she said. “I’ve had a dream to ride over that next hill, and I’m doing it.” The journey coincides with the Oregon Trail’s sesquicentennial, and Haney though it was fitting that the celebration year coincided with her 49th birthday. Traveling with two Arabian horses named Buckshot and Rapture, and a dog named Thor, Haney has stuck mostly to the backroads in her travels, sometimes sticking to the mountains and wilderness areas for up to eight days at a time.


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