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Out of the Past: Green pea crop looking good

Published on August 2, 2017 8:14AM

Chieftain archivesA shot from a previous Chief Joseph Days Kiddie Parade, year unknown.

Chieftain archivesA shot from a previous Chief Joseph Days Kiddie Parade, year unknown.

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100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1917

The Enterprise Country Club was organized last Friday night and nine golfers were busy on the temporary course Sunday morning. Somebody is there nearly every day, learning the game. The temporary practice ground is in the old Bloom property just north of town where a three-hole course has been laid out.

After a series of delays in getting instructions from headquarters, the local Red Cross branch is endeavoring to do the sewing assigned to it in the time allotted. The women met yesterday and will meet again this afternoon and tomorrow to work on 60 hospital suits, which should be finished by Aug. 17. They meet in the back room of G.I. Ratcliff’s furniture store where a dozen sewing machines are available and plenty of easy chairs for those who prefer hand work.

70 YEARS AGO

July 31, 1947

The harvesting of the green pea crop in Wallowa County is now in full swing. Peas on the J.H. Dobbin farm were harvested last week and this week the viners have been going on the Searles Bros. farm and on the H.L. Coverdale place on Alder Slope. The harvest crew will move to upper Prairie Creek where around 1,300 acres remain to be cut.

The Enterprise Post Office has an opening for a substitute mail carrier at $1.04 an hour with an opportunity to become a full-time carrier in two to three years.

The Second-Annual Chief Joseph Days celebration closed Sunday with almost a capacity attendance at both rodeo shows and several thousand people on hand to see the parade and the air show. Riding at the head of the parade were W.P. Warnock, Church Dorrance, J.H. Dobbin, Jim Justice and others who have been active in the county for many years.

50 YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1967

Chief Joseph Days was marred on Saturday evening when fire broke out at the dance at the Civic Center shortly after 11 p.m. The resulting blaze gutted the restroom section of the building and left the entire dance hall a shambles.

On the average, 220 persons per day are being served meals in the recently completed dining hall of the camp of the Blue Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts above Wallowa Lake.

Western Little League of The Dalles won the right to compete in the state tournament by handing the Wallowa Valley All Stars a 9-2 defeat.

25 YEARS AGO

July 30, 1992

The very last contestant in the very last event of the CJD rodeo was sent to the hospital by a bull named Cyanide. Tony Bothum of Echo sustained a broken vertebrae and ribs.

Tyson and Caleb Samples and little Keri Arbogast won the grand prize of $50 in CJD’s Kiddie Parade with their Robin Hood entry. Tyson and Tonya McLaughlin and Mallory Garrett won second place with their “Snake River Fire Dept.” entry.

Joyce Himes of Enterprise was the happy winner of the Hawaiian trip for two given away by the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce.



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