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Out of the past: Enterprise-Lewiston highway nearly finished

Published on July 11, 2017 3:28PM

Chieftain file photo

Billed as the biggest and best tool in logging, this Caterpillar unit recently came into use in Wallowa County. Undated photo, believed to be in the ‘50s.

Chieftain file photo Billed as the biggest and best tool in logging, this Caterpillar unit recently came into use in Wallowa County. Undated photo, believed to be in the ‘50s.

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100 YEARS AGO

July 12, 1917

On the departure of Rev. A. J. Adams, the board of the Federated church presented him a handsome gold watch chain as parting gift. He is moving to a church in Buhl, Idaho. Rev. M. D. Reed will replace him.

Dr. R. M. Roberts, Osteopathic physician and surgeon, has located in Enterprise and is prepared to treat all kinds of acute and chronic disease. His office is on the upper floor of the Burnaugh Building.

John O’Malley of the Three Lakes district had the big toe of his right foot burst open last week when a horse stepped on it.

70 YEARS AGO

July 10, 1947

The Enterprise-Lewiston highway will not be open for through traffic until late October, according to estimates given by the project foreman to Enterprise Mayor M. J. Rutherford.

Ira Marks of Imnaha received a painful hand wound when he was thrown from a hay wagon and caught his hand in the hook of the hay fork. Chet Lewis took him to town to have his hand dressed. The doctor had to take several stitches in it.

Dallas Makin is the owner of a new 1 1/2-ton Dodge truck. It was erroneously reported in the Chieftain that Mr. Makin had received a new Chevrolet truck.

50 YEARS AGO

July 11, 1957

Five babies were born at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in the past week, three of them on July 4.

Wick Prout, peering out from behind weeks and weeks of beard, announced that a whisker roundup would be held Sunday at the rodeo grounds in Joseph.

The Chief Joseph Days housing committee is begging everyone to list rooms you may have for rent during the event. Housing is being sought for a number of royal courts and posses arriving in the area and needing places to stay for a night..

Pacific Power and Light is busy in Joseph, installing new street lighting on Main Street. There will be nine 21,000-lumen mercury vapor lights on Main and three 4,000-lumen incandescent lights installed. Everything should be in readiness by Chief Joseph Days.

25 YEARS AGO

July 9, 1992

Enterprise City Council has hired Donavan Shaw as the new chief of police. He formerly served in North Plains and in Vale. Shaw succeeds Bob Stone, who retired after 35 years as a police officer

The battle for Wallowa County judge has become a three-way affair with the entry of Dave Jackman into the race. The other candidates are Arleigh Isley and Jack Jarman.

Bruce Fisher of Lostine, who will celebrate his 99th birthday Aug. 2, was the recipient of a rare honor –– he received his 75th year Mason’s pin at the lodge in Wallowa.



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