100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 9, 1909

What might have been a serious wreck occurred just west of Coe, the new station at Horseshoe Curve, 12 miles west of Pendleton, about 4:30 this morning. As it was, the two rear cars on passenger train No. 9 were thrown from the track by a broken rail and the passengers tumbled from their berths. Fortunately no one was so much as injured, even slightly. Assistant Superintendent Richard Buckley was in Pendleton when the accident occurred and together with Roadmaster Jurgens hastened to the scene in a special train. Greek section hands were also picked up along the road to assist in getting the train back on the track and the rails cleared.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 9, 1959

?Yesteryears of Morrow,? a history of Morrow County, is off the press and ready for distribution, according to Morrow County Court and the extension units, who cooperated in its publication. This history began as a project lesson of the extension units in January. Historians were appointed in each club and they compiled a history which was mimeographed in the county extension office, titled ?Know Your Morrow County.? Demand far exceeded the supply, according to the editors, and the county court agreed to assist in printing a re-edited edition.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 9, 1984

For their 25th wedding anniversary, Dennis Hachler promised his wife Mary a ?grand trip.? The trip ended up being to Russia, and, no, it wasn?t a champagne cruise down the Volga. Instead, it included a grueling 6,000-mile railroad trip to see the birthplace of Genghis Khan in the middle of the Mongolian Desert. Hachler, a Pendleton attorney, claims both he and his wife preferred their trip to the champagne version. But he also says that while it was the experience of a lifetime, he wouldn?t go again. The 30-car train had one dining car, but Hachler said the food was too expensive for most passengers. And, they found, the food included such delicacies as rotten fish fin. Hachler said he quit eating for two days.

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