100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 27-28, 1914

“Happy Canyon” ended its first life Saturday night just as the hands reached twelve o’clock and the expiring moments of the happy entertainment were gloriously merry ones. Running over with the western spirit, the crowd of visitors swarmed into the frontier village and plunged into the festivities there with the abandon of joy absolute. And they were loath to leave, too, when the “town officials” announced with a fusillade of revolver shots that, in respect for the Sabbath day, “Happy Canyon” would close her doors at midnight. It was a success financially, too, though it was with the idea of entertaining the visitors in the evening and not for commercial gain that the affair was planned.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 27-28, 1964

Pendleton police are investigating two burglaries that occurred sometime early Monday morning within a block of each other. The burglaries were reported at the Dallas Tavern and at the Temple Hotel garage. A front door was pried open at the tavern and pinball, cigarette and music machines were broken into and about $100 in coins extracted. The safe was pulled out from its place behind the bar, but was not opened. Janitor Clarence Handy reported the burglary at 4 a.m. Silverware was the only thing taken when someone broke into the office at the Temple Hotel garage. Dayton Patrick reported the theft at 6:54 a.m.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 27-28, 1989

Ninth grader Scott Smith said he now knows what a wall looks like on the inside, thanks to a construction class offered at Pendleton Junior High School. Smith and about 20 classmates are building a small-scale version of a house. Students were gluing segments together Tuesday to form wall sections similar to the large-scale versions construction workers would create. Instructor Jim Davis said this is one of several additions to the class designed to turn what once was essentially a wood shop hobby course into a chance to gain the beginnings of a marketable skill.

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