100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 7, 1911

Another one of the historic buildings of Pendleton is falling prey to the hands of workmen. The old Episcopal church building, one of the first houses of worship to be built in Pendleton, has been condemned as it has outlived its usefulness and yesterday the work of razing it to the ground was begun. The corner stone of the church was laid in 1875 by Bishop B. Wistar Morris and the first service was conducted on May 1 of the following year. The edifice was not done at this time, however, and it was not until 1878 that the church was dedicated. The first rector of the new church was L. H. Wells who is now bishop of the Spokane diocese. The building continued to be used as a place of worship until 1894 when the present handsome structure was completed. Since that time it has been used as a parish house.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 7, 1961

The Heppner Ranger District reported the first forest fire of the district Thursday. The fire occurred April 26 on the John Day River at the south end of the Heppner District. Forest personnel said this was a man-caused blaze. The fire covered 2½ acres, burning reproduction trees and snags, before it was put out. Five men were employed about six hours fighting the blaze which was believed caused by a fisherman’s camp fire.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 7, 1986

English and art curricula came together at Pendleton Junior High recently as seventh grade artists collaborated with seventh grade authors to produce cover illustrations for short stores. Teachers Pat Elliot, Roberta Jones and Lana Stanley have expanded a seventh-grade English program developed by Stanley and teacher Tom Waterland five years ago into a cross-discipline program involving art and English students. English classes follow a teaching unit created by Stanley and Waterland to learn how to write a mystery story. This year a new wrinkle was added — junior high art students collaborated with the mystery writers “in simulation of a real-life situation of illustrator conferring with author” to create cover art for the writer’s completed short stories.

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