100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 23, 1908

The Portland Commercial club, the Pendleton Commercial association, and

the commercial bodies of Umatilla, Echo, La Grande, Baker City, The

Dalles, Hood River and other points along the line of the O.R.

& N. will join in an excursion to Hermiston the latter part of

May, to celebrate the opening of the headgates of the Umatilla

government irrigation project, upon which the government is spending


50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 23, 1958

Pilot Rock Jaycees have made the first step in the direction of

lighting the school athletic field. The order has been place for 50

units of the seal type lights that will be used to light the football

field. The lights are on display in the downtown business district. The

cost per unit is approximately $39. Fourteen more units will be needed

to complete the lighting. Although the project is spearheaded by the

Jaycees, many other organizations have helped through financial


25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 23, 1983

A Pendleton man got his four-wheel-drive stuck early this morning on a

railroad crossing on Southwest Court Street that was closed for repairs.

According to police, Lorren R. Berry, 27, became stuck in the crossing

about 2:20 a.m. when he attempted to drive across it and his 1973 Chevy

Blazer became stuck on a 3-foot drop. The crossing is closed today

while Union Pacific crews replace rails, ties and padding. Signs,

crossarms and barricades block the crossing. Berry was cited by police

for disobeying traffic control indicators. A local wrecker towed the

vehicle out of the hole.


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