Editor's note: Hermiston will celebrate its centennial on July 10. Leading up to that date, the East Oregonian is printing stories out of its archive dating to the months and days leading up to the town's incorporation. The following story appeared in the EO on April 30, 1907.
Everything moving along
Hermiston - Everything is moving along fine on the buildings going up at Hermiston and at the big dam now under construction a few miles from the city. One of the big things that is pleasing the people of this place is the construction of the three Catholic buildings which will soon be under way here, at a cost of about $50,000.
Rev. Blodgett of Echo preached at the Chapel car Sunday morning to a good congregation.
Several big land sales have been made of late and a number of prospective buyers are now in the field.
The Woman's Club of Echo was in Hermiston last Friday and was entertained at the home of Mrs. A.C. Crawford.
Great quantities of freight continue to come into Hermiston, keeping all those employed about the depot hard at work. It is hoped that a night man will soon be secured at the station.
A number of Hermiston people are contemplating taking in the horse show at Pendleton Saturday.
Only a few days more until the businessmen of Portland will pass through.
Adams Man Relocates
Mr. Englar has arrived here from Adams with his family to locate. He has selected a piece of land and will build in Hermiston in a short time.