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Days Gone By: Aug. 20-21, 2018

Published on August 20, 2018 4:48PM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 20-21, 1918

Clear weather last evening and large crowds made the second night of the Bernardi carnival quite a success. Special interest was shown in the wrestling matches between Ray McCarroll, the local man, and Sampson, who is with the carnival company and issued a defi to all comers. In his first match Sampson threw his man easily, a fellow named Saylor. With McCarroll he found a much different proposition. In this Sampson contracted to throw the local man in 10 minutes. At the end of the 10 minutes he had not made a start toward filling his contract. The result was that McCarroll then agreed to throw Sampson in 15 minutes and this was a real live match, with McCarroll the aggressor all the time and Sampson compelled to extend himself to the limit to save himself from a fall.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 20-21, 1968

Power of the insect world is being demonstrated in Milton-Freewater where the apple crop next month will be down 80 to 85 per cent from 1967 largely because the bees went on strike last spring. County Extension Agent Dave Burkhart said the apples, mostly Red or Golden Delicious varieties, that brought the valley $1,039,500 last year were hurt also by frosts in April this year, but poor pollination was the main factor in the poor crop. Cold, rainy weather made the bees lazy in some areas where frost had done little damage so that a grower’s good or damaged crop depends on location of his orchard.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 20-21, 1993

Randy Walker of Pendleton and his 14-year-old son, Steven, now share a rare experience. Steven was among attendees at the recent Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, Aug. 3-10 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Randy went to the same gathering in 1964 — then at Valley Forge, Pa. He was a 16-year-old from Corvallis. Both took their first-ever airplane flight to the giant campout. Both went sightseeing in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Both traded patches with other scouts. Twenty-two countries were represented at Randy’s jamboree. Steven’s jamboree troop included two scouts from Italy.



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