100 YEARS AGO
July 19, 1917
The barn built last year by Hugh Wilson on his farm near Joseph is recognized as one of the most complete in this part of the state, and the main barn is 36x82-feet with an ell 42x40-feet. The foundation and floors on the first story are of concrete and the building has a ventilator system. It has 56 windows. In this barn Mr. Wilson shelters and milks his herd of dairy cows. There is also room for many horses, with space for 150 tons of hay and 300 bushels of grain.
A.J. McInturff was appointed city marshal by the Enterprise City Council Monday night to take the place of W.R. Nicholson. Since spring, Nicholson has other work waiting for him. At this time of the year, the marshal’s time is taken up largely with managing the city water system.
A driver was headed south on Main Street behind Steve Hodge driving a team and wagon behind which a horse was tied. As the car passed, the horse behind shied to one side and the car struck the horse’s leg, breaking it. The horse had to be killed. A few days prior to the accident, Steve bought the horse for $100 so Attorney Runnells paid the value of the horse and $5 besides for the trouble of buying it.
70 YEARS AGO
July 17, 1947
Orval Willcox, 21, sustained a compound fracture of the leg a few inches below his hip on Wednesday of last week when he was caught in a powder blast at the pole bridge in the South Fork. He was rushed immediately to the Enterprise hospital. Saturday he was taken by Forest Service plane to Portland to have the bones set by specialists.
Fred Himelwright returned early Tuesday morning driving the new Jeep presented to him in ceremonies broadcast over station KOIN-AM (today KUFO-AM) in Portland Monday. Mr. Himelwright was cited in a new CBS radio broadcast of farm news on Saturday, July 5, as an outstanding Pacific Coast farmer.
A large crowd of the Joseph Garden Club ladies and their families met at the Knight picnic grounds on upper Prairie Creek last Friday with a picnic lunch at 1 p.m. and a regular business discussion in the afternoon. Mr. Burke from the forest service in Enterprise gave an interesting talk on “Gathering and Pressing of Wild Flowers.” Reports were given by President Veda Knight and Bess Walker on the state convention, which they attended the middle of June at Bend.
50 YEARS AGO
July 13, 1967
A new grandstand will be ready for the crowds attending the 1967 Chief Joseph Days show when the rodeo opend on July 28. Dick Halverson and Son, contractors, have been setting up a new seating section on the north side of the rodeo arena, working with the Joseph Chamber of Commerce under a grant from the Farm Home Administration.
Darleen Whitten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Whitten, was accidentally shot in the foot last Sunday afternoon while out squirrel hunting with Duane Dodson. She is getting along satisfactorily at the Wallowa Hospital where she was taken by ambulance.
Ray Milligan, the Arnold Palmer of Wallowa County, captured top honors in the 8th Annual Elks Invitational Golf Tournament held in Enterprise last weekend. Milligan carded a low gross score of 160 to win the championship flight trophy. Bill Myers of Walla Walla was second with a gross score of 166.
25 YEARS AGO
July 16, 1992
Organizers are expecting even more Native American and members of the general public to take part in the second Nez Perce Wallowa Band Descendants Friendship Feast and Pow-Wow in Wallowa this weekend than they did at the very successful inaugural event a year ago.
Billed as “the Greatest Parade Wallowa County Never Seen,” the 1993 Enterprise Crazy Daze was indeed one to remember, existing as it did only through the “crazy” imagination of Lee Perkins over the airwaves of KWVR radio Friday morning.
Wallowa Valley was eliminated from the District 3 Girls Little League All Star Tournament Monday, losing to La Grande, 18-6. The tournament began at the Enterprise Little League field Saturday and continued through Friday. It features both Majors and Seniors play, with teams from throughout Northeast Oregon vying for the right to compete in the state championships.