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Days Gone By: Sept. 7, 2018

Published on September 6, 2018 2:45PM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 7, 1918

Of more than usual local interest to Pendleton people will be the western drama, “Unclaimed Goods,” on the screen at the Alta theater this evening, owing to the fact Broncho Bob Hall, the well-known Round-Up rider, is one of the characters pictured in the play. Broncho Bob appears as one of the outlaws, being one of the bandits who disarm the citizens and the man who carries the guns out of the dance hall. Broncho Bob Hall is well known in Pendleton, having been a rider at the Round-Up for the last three years. Two years ago he was winner of third prize in the bucking contest. He was injured in the tryouts last year and was using crutches when the finals came, but despite this handicap succeeded in getting second place. This year he has his eye on first place and the championship of the world.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 7, 1968

Richard Lehman Megy, 19, escaped injury but his car was heavily damaged when he changed his mind in the middle of an intersection and didn’t quite make the right turn he wanted. Megy told police he was traveling “over the limit” in a 25-mile zone about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when he “decided to turn right” at SE 8th Ave., “was going too fast” and his car slid to the right, left the road, crossed an irrigation ditch, tore into a rock and earth embankment and went 87 feet farther before stopping.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 7, 1993

Friends and fans of Gina Meengs will want to set the video cassette recorder for her appearance on The Nashville Network’s “You Can Be a Star.” The daughter of Don and Betty Meengs of Pendleton grew up here and graduated from Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon State College. She taught at McKay Elementary School before moving to Nashville, Tenn. Gina’s performance was videotaped this spring and marks her first television appearance. Gina performed her own composition, “Diamond in the Rough.” She accompanied herself, joined by the studio backup band. She loves to sing country music. She also teaches special education and reading while hoping for a recording contract.



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