100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 18, 1915

The senior girls of the Pendleton high school have declared for economy and simplicity, this morning taking a decided stand against elaborate and expensive graduation gowns. A meeting was held just before noon and, by unanimous consent, a resolution was adopted declaring that no graduation gown shall exceed six dollars in cost, that gloves shall not be worn and that middie blouses and white skirts shall be worn by all of the senior girls at the class day exercises. Principal Hampton declared it to be one of the sanest and most sensible steps taken by a group of students since he had been connected with the high school.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 18, 1965

The sharp corner on Byers Avenue just west of Main Street will be widened and Equitable Savings and Loan Association will be permitted to offer curb teller service at its new building, the Pendleton City Council decided Tuesday night. The five parking spaces lost in the curb teller operation will be replaced with new spaces in front of the building on Main Street, with additional spaces permitted by the widening of Byers and in the firm’s parking lot. Equitable dedicated to the city the land necessary to widen Byers to 39 feet from its present 25 feet at the corner and will pay for the job.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 18, 1990

Legal professionals from six nations found a slice of small-town Americana this week in Pendleton, the smallest among U.S. cities on a 30-day tour. Pendleton was midway between metropolitan stops on the tour, which was sponsored by The World Affairs Council of Oregon. Members of the contingent — representing Zambia, Togo, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, Egypt and Botswana — were unanimous in their praise of Pendleton’s hospitality. “I must say that, two weeks into the program, Pendleton is one of the most satisfactory, perhaps the most satisfactory in sense of community,” Kokou Koffigoh, an attorney from Togo, said. Koffigoh stayed with Alex and Mina Lou Byler, one of six host families in Pendleton.

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