Editor's note: Hermiston will celebrate its centennial on July 10. Leading up to that date, the East Oregonian is printing stories out of our archive dating to the months and days leading up to the town's incorporation. The following story appeared in the EO on July 1, 1907.

Hermiston - There is considerable excitement in Hermiston today over the election. Everybody is out and voting. The greatest contest seems to be over mayor, for which E.P. Dodd and George Carr are candidates. The question of whether or not Hermiston shall be incorporated comes up at this election.

Celebration at dam

Many people from Umatilla, Hermiston, Echo and all parts of Umatilla County will take in the big celebration at the Cold Springs dam on the Fourth. A fine program has been arranged for the day, consisting of orations, speeches, flag raising, sports, etc.

At noon the largest blast ever fired in Umatilla County will be struck off. A high cliff will be shot off, overthrowing 3,000 yards of earth.

A baseball game will take place in the afternoon between the Cold Springs nine and the Hermiston team. One of the interesting features will be a Greek serpentine dance and Greek music.

Work moves on

Work on the east Umatilla project is moving in on the best possible way. At the dam, the usual large force of men are being employed this summer and everything is going on as rapidly as possible.

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