100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 7-8, 1917

Evidently having wandered down from the mountains because of the deep snows, a band of seven elk cows Saturday came down the west fork of Birch creek almost to Pilot Rock, according to word brought in Saturday night by M.D. Orange. The animals were first seen in the morning at the Herbert Boylen place about seven miles south of Pilot Rock. During the afternoon they were seen at Robert Manning’s place and it is believe they scattered there. Toward evening one of the cows walked up to the H.G. Castle place at the edge of Pilot Rock. It was completely exhausted and offered no resistance to being made a captive. It is believed that it had been chased by a dog. Effort was made Saturday evening by sportsmen of Pilot Rock to get into communication with Deputy Game Warden George Tonkin as the sportsmen believe some measures should be taken to protect the elk from coyotes and dogs as all seemed to be exhausted.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 7-8, 1967

Pendleton appears destined to become a one airline city for the first time since the 1940s. The Civil Aeronautics Board at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., eliminated West Coast Airline’s authority to operate in Pendleton. West Coast had asked, under the “use it or lose it” policy, to have its service withdrawn from Pendleton. Pendleton contended, through its city attorney, Gene Conklin, that Pendleton had plenty of people who used the airlines, but because of West Coast’s poor scheduling here they did not use that company’s service. The other airline is United Air Lines, which has served the area since the 1930s.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 7-8, 1992

Ken Gray expected to see bodies scattered all over the freeway Monday morning. But, miraculously, no one was seriously hurt when a jack-knifed 18-wheeler slid sideways into an ambulance already loaded with injured motorists on Cabbage Hill. A 1976 Ford pickup had lost control on the ice and slid off the north shoulder and struck a rock cliff. The driver had minor cuts, but two passengers needed to be treated for injuries. As the medics worked on victims of the first accident, a Toyota Camry occupied by two Colorado women slid into the back of the city’s rescue truck, causing damage to the rear bumper and box. No one was injured. Oregon State Police said a 1978 Peterbilt tractor pulling a 48-foot potato trailer then came out of the fog and onto the scene of the other two accidents. The truck had nearly stopped when the trailer swung around and struck the ambulance, troopers said. The truck driver was not injured but received a citation for careless driving.

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