100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 28-29, 1912

Sam Walker, well known farmer of Big McKay, today brought down a fine specimen of a two year old buck which he will loan to the Elks for the grand parade in Portland during the national convention. Mr. Walker captured the animal when it weighed but six pounds and raised it on his ranch. It is perfectly gentle, halter broken and has been hitched up several times. It will be kept until the parade by Frank O’Gara and may ultimately find a home in the Portland city park.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 28-29, 1962

Wayne Winters, principal of Hawthorne School and commissioner of the Little League program here, was in the Pendleton Memorial Hospital today recovering from a gunshot wound in his left hip. Winters, victim of an accident which occurred Saturday after a squirrel hunt near Joseph, was fortunate in that the bullet from a .38 caliber pistol did not strike a bone or any vital part. It entered his hip, emerged against his billfold, and caromed back beneath the skin. It was removed soon afterwards at the Wallowa County Memorial Hospital at Enterprise.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 28-29, 1987

Pendleton’s new bridge across the Umatilla River on 10th Street was opened Thursday evening with plenty of pomp, including remarks by Mayor Joe McLaughlin before he cut the ribbon stretching across the 51-foot-wide structure. The concrete span replaces a narrow, 74-year-old metal bridge. The Mainstreet Cowboys’ calliope provided the music, in lieu of a live band, and free pop was served during the festivities organized by the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce. The bridge opening ends more than a year of detours for those driving between Pendleton’s North Hill and downtown.

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