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Out of the Past: War causes teacher shortage in Wallowa County
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Out of the Past: War causes teacher shortage in Wallowa County
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain

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Out of the Past: New Studebakers arrive in Wallowa County
Out of the Past: New Studebakers arrive in Wallowa County
From the archieves of The Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Granges oppose daylight saving time designations
Out of the Past: Granges oppose daylight saving time designations
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Granges oppose daylight saving time designations
Out of the Past: Granges oppose daylight saving time designations
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Hail kills pigs, chickens; damages gardens
Out of the Past: Hail kills pigs, chickens; damages gardens
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain
Out of the Past: July ‘48: Cold, snow fall on Wallowa County
Out of the Past: July ‘48: Cold, snow fall on Wallowa County
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: War-induced labor shortage continues
Out of the Past: War-induced labor shortage continues

100 YEARS AGO

July 25, 1918

The Wallowa National Forest again led all reserves of the Pacific Northwest district in receipts from grazing permits for the past fiscal year –– $28,830.

A deluge of rain fell late yesterday...

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Mining the depths of the Chieftain’s archieves.
Out of the Past: Cars jamming new roadway to Lewiston
Out of the Past: Cars jamming new roadway to Lewiston
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Grasshoppers devouring Wallowa County crops
Out of the Past: Grasshoppers devouring Wallowa County crops
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain
Out of the Past: Ontario man forced to kiss Stars and Stripes
Out of the Past: Ontario man forced to kiss Stars and Stripes
News from the archives of Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Johnson is 1968 Oregon Father of the Year
Out of the Past: Johnson is 1968 Oregon Father of the Year
Historical memories from the Chieftain archives.
Out of the Past: Enterprise lays in wait for water scofflaws
Out of the Past: Enterprise lays in wait for water scofflaws

100 YEARS AGO

June 13, 1918

Turning posts, to be set in the centers of the street corners, have been ordered by the city and will be ready to be placed soon. Automobiles will be required to turn around these posts and make no short...

Out of the Past: High gas prices not all that unusual
Out of the Past: High gas prices not all that unusual
From the pages of the Wallowa County Chieftain
Out of the Past: Smallpox outbreak nixes 1918 EHS graduation
Out of the Past: Smallpox outbreak nixes 1918 EHS graduation
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain
Re-Actions losing 2 members to graduation
Re-Actions losing 2 members to graduation

100 YEARS AGO

Apr. 25, 1918

O.S. Hamilton returned from central Oregon where the sheep-shearing crew he had been working with went on strike. The men were getting 12.5 cents and board and demanded 15 cents and board.

With an evening...

Out of the Past: $7,000 needed for new x-ray machine
Out of the Past: $7,000 needed for new x-ray machine
The Wallowa Mountain Visitor Center in Enterprise received a $260,000 photo exhibit.
Out of the Past: Heaviest snowfall on record hits county (1948)
Out of the Past: Heaviest snowfall on record hits county (1948)
Glimpses from the archives of the Chieftain
Out of the Past: Agriculture water supplies were short in 1968
Out of the Past: Agriculture water supplies were short in 1968
The annual Tu-Valley Music Festival will be held in Enterprise this year.
Out of the Past: Lostine pig club proves a great success
Out of the Past: Lostine pig club proves a great success
The Gwynne School District will be consolidated with Enterprise School District.
Out of the Past: Slot machines coming to Wallowa County
Out of the Past: Slot machines coming to Wallowa County
A look back at the history of Wallowa County through the pages of the Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Flora store fire put out with snowballs
Out of the Past: Flora store fire put out with snowballs
The first of the new Enterprise High School band uniforms arrived last week.
Out of the Past: Plant begins producing Swiss cheese
Out of the Past: Plant begins producing Swiss cheese
Mining the Chieftain’s archives for local history
Out of the Past: Loose cow careens through Enterprise
Out of the Past: Loose cow careens through Enterprise
“Hobgoblin House,” a three-act mystery farce, will be presented by the junior class of Enterprise High School.
Out of the Past: ‘Paint Your Wagon’ to be filmed here
Out of the Past: ‘Paint Your Wagon’ to be filmed here

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 31, 1918

Enterprise and Wallowa were the winners of the first round between the four high schools of the valley in the state debating league. Conclusions between Enterprise and Wallowa will be reached Friday night of...

Out of the Past: Help Wanted –– Telegraph operators needed
Out of the Past: Help Wanted –– Telegraph operators needed
Frank McCully, 34, former mayor of Joseph, was selected as the First Junior Citizen of Wallowa County for 1947.
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100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 17, 1918

The first Wallowa County soldier to die in France is Harry A. Savage who lived on Eden Ridge for four years. He contracted pneumonia and died, according to dispatches.

Wallowa County post offices have been...

Out of the Past: County’s first grain elevator opens
Out of the Past: County’s first grain elevator opens

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 10, 1918

Woolgrowers’ Warehouse Company’s new grain elevator in Enterprise –– the only grain elevator in Wallowa County –– has been completed. The elevator has a capacity of...

Out of the Past: Enterprise voters have a say in street-paving project
Out of the Past: Enterprise voters have a say in street-paving project

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1918

In addition to the dandelions in bloom in many sunny spots, pansies have come out in sheltered nooks around porches and houses. Mrs. O. L. Harmon gathered enough yesterday for a bouquet to be taken to...

Out of the Past: Cloud seeding proposed in Wallowa County
Out of the Past: Cloud seeding proposed in Wallowa County
Planned for the upper end of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River (Hells Canyon) is a concrete dam that would be the highest dam in the world at 742 feet high and 1,740 feet long at the crest.
Out of the Past: Diesel plant stabilizes area’s energy scene
Out of the Past: Diesel plant stabilizes area’s energy scene
A seven-foot cougar weighing around 190 pounds was brought in from Imnaha.

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