100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 17, 1912

With the local ballplayers and the visiting pill tossers fit as a fiddle to put up a cracker-jack game both on Saturday and Sunday, and Aviator Edwards’ big Curtiss machine all set up and ready for flights, Pendleton people can depend upon seeing a big double show during the aviation-baseball meet. Mechanics were working all day yesterday and it looks very much as if the reputation “for always being ready on the minute” will be sustained by Aviator Edwards. The fact that but 50 cents is all the admission one will have to pay is reason enough to expect a large crowd, but when one takes into consideration that a cracker-jack baseball game is only part of the program and that Pendleton will see its first real exhibition of aerial navigation, a record breaking attendance at Round-up park is expected.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 17, 1962

A crowd estimated at 2,000 was on hand at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds in Hermiston Wednesday night under a cloudless, full-moon sky to participate in the county centennial commemoration ceremony. Under the auspices of the Umatilla County Centennial Committee the impressive program was completed without fault, from the rocket blast which opened the two-hour program to the final notes of retreat. Highlight of the event was the presentation of the proclamation from Gov. Mark O. Hatfield to Umatilla County Judge D.R. (Sam) Cook by state Rep. Stafford Hansell.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 17, 1987

Mike Hackworth of Hermiston and Missy Miller of Milton-Freewater earned the Master Showman Awards Friday night at the Umatilla County Fair. In separate competition, Hackworth won the Future Farmers of America top award, while Miller — who is one of the three fair princesses this year — was judged the top 4-H showman. While judging was based on overall showing of five different animals Friday night, each showman had advanced to the final competition as a champion with his own animal. Hackworth won the dairy showman award in earlier FFA competition, while Miller showed swine in 4-H events.

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